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Court stops 'Making a Murderer' inmate's release

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A federal appeals court has ruled that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" must remain behind bars even though his conviction has been overturned. A federal appeals court has ruled that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" must remain behind bars even though his conviction has been overturned.
MADISON, Wis. -

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on the dispute over the ordered release of a man convicted in the case featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer:" (all times local):
    
12 p.m.
    
A federal appeals court has ruled that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" must remain behind bars even though his conviction has been overturned.
    
Brendan Dassey was convicted in 2007 of raping and killing Teresa Halbach and sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge in August overturned his conviction, saying investigators coerced him into confessing. State attorneys have appealed that ruling.
    
The judge on Wednesday ordered Dassey released from prison by 8 p.m. Friday. The state Justice Department asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an emergency motion to block the release.
    
A three-judge panel of the appeal's court on Thursday agreed to block Dassey's release, pending the resolution of the appeal.
    
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10 a.m.
    
A Wisconsin prison inmate whose case was featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" is pressing a federal appeals court to let him walk free.
    
A federal judge in August overturned Brendan Dassey's conviction in the 2005 death of photographer Teresa Halbach. The state Justice Department has appealed that ruling. Still, the judge on Wednesday ordered Dassey released from prison by 8 p.m. Friday.
    
The Justice Department filed an emergency motion with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday asking it to block the release, arguing Dassey's confession was voluntary and that the 27-year-old inmate poses a danger to society.
    
Dassey's attorneys filed a reply brief late Wednesday arguing that Dassey has behaved well in prison and that the state hasn't identified any harm that might come from his release.

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