Attorney Len Kachinsky was appointed to represent Brendan Dassey. Brendan repeatedly and consistently told Kachinsky that he was innocent and had falsely confessed. Kachinsky did not believe his client and went to work to secure another confession and guilty plea from him. He told Brendan he should confess and also had his investigator, Michael O’Kelly, visit Brendan in prison to tell him that he thought he should confess as well.
Brendon, feeling helpless, agreed to his attorney’s demands. Kachinsky arranged for Brendan to undergo a police interrogation on May 13, 2006, so that he could provide his confession. Kachinsky did not attend this interrogation, and failed to arrange any safeguards at all for his client. No plea offers were ever discussed prior to this interrogation.
This is the email exchange between Brendan Dassey’s defense attorney, Len Kachinsky, and his investigator, Michael O’Kelly. This exchange shows the two working together to secure a confession from their client.
Emails read bottom to top.