Brendan Dassey actually won't be getting out of prison this week.
The 27-year-old, whose conviction in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach was featured on Netflix's Making a Murderer, was set to be released from prison by Friday night while his appeals process plays out.
That's what a judge ordered this week (and then re-ordered after the Wisconsin Attorney General tried to block it).
But a second block attempt from the attorney general, this time to the higher Court of Appeals, was granted Thursday.
As the Appleton Post-Crescent reports, the federal appeals court granted the attorney general's request to keep Dassey in prison during the appeals process, rather than allowing him to be free during that time. (Dassey's conviction had been overturned earlier this year – which is what's being appealed right now.)
Dassey's attorneys with the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth said Thursday: "We are disappointed more than words can say. The fight goes on."
You can read the original story from Wednesday below.
Brendan Dassey, who's murder trial was documented through the Netflix series Making a Murderer, is likely being released from prison by Friday.
Dassey was 16 years old when he (along with his uncle Steven Avery) was convicted in the death of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison, which is where he's been the past nine years.
But since Making a Murderer pushed his case back into the national spotlight, people have been asking for his sentence to be reconsidered. Dassey's attorney argued that the teen was coerced into confessing by police, citing his low IQ and the fact that no adult was with him during the confession.
In August, a judge overturned Dassey's conviction based on those facts.
And on Monday this week, the judge ordered Dassey to be released from prison – a move the Wisconsin Attorney General tried to block.
But on Wednesday the judge said the attorney general's request was based on arguments that have already been considered and ruled on, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. So Dassey must be released by 8 p.m. Friday.
The Wisconsin Attorney General, in response, said it will again file an emergency motion – this time to the U.S. Court of Appeals – to block Dassey's release.