Just hours after a judge ordered that Making a Murderer star Brendan Dassey was to be released from federal prison as state prosecutors appeal his overturned conviction, the 27-year-old’s pre-trial attorney Len Kachinsky spoke to In Touch and elaborated on Brendan’s future.
“I think the State Attorney General’s office, representing the state in federal court, will file an emergency appeal to Seventh Circuit to stop Dassey’s release,” he told the magazine, exclusively. “I can’t imagine them doing anything else. And either Dassey will never leave prison or he will be back in prison within minutes or hours.”
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The news of Dassey’s release comes months after a judge overturned his conviction for the murder of Teresa Halbach, on the grounds that his confession was coerced by local investigators.
Kachinsky’s representation of Dassey was highlighted after the ruling described how Kachinsky allowed his client to be interviewed without a lawyer present, as long as they did so in the presence of polygraph examiner. Despite this, Kachinsky said he doesn’t feel personally responsible.
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“I don’t feel in any way responsible for Dassey being in prison. I didn’t do the trial,” Kachinsky told In Touch.
When asked if he regretted representing Dassey, Kachinsky told the magazine, “Probably, knowing now what I didn’t know then — we probably would have separated ways prior to the trial anyways just because I didn’t think he was listening to me or agreeing with me.”