Welcome to FreeBrendan.org. Brendan Dassey was wrongfully convicted of murder in 2007 on the basis of a coerced false confession to the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005. No other evidence supports his conviction, and physical evidence flatly contradicts the statements in which he incriminated himself. Dassey’s uncle, Steven Avery, was also convicted of murdering Halbach, but the two were tried separately.
The Netflix documentary “Making A Murderer”, which details the murder of Teresa Halbach and the controversy surrounding her death, brought renewed attention to the case. Brendan’s. On October 2, 2019, Brendan’s attorney Laura Nirider announced that she has filed a petition for executive clemency with Governor Tony Evers of Wisconsin.