Federal appeals court approves motion for Dassey to stay in prison

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In a stunning ruling, Brendan Dassey will remain in prison until the latest appeal by the Seventh Circuit Court is resolved.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice filed an “emergency motion” with the Seventh Circuit, to stay a ruling made by a lower court’s ruling to release Dassey by 8 p.m. Friday.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

Dassey’s attorneys published a statement saying, “The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Brendan Dassey must stay in prison until his appeal is resolved. We are disappointed more than words can say. The fight goes on.”

The Seventh Circuit had to order a stay of the lower court’s ruling before Friday to halt Dassey’s ordered release. If it did not rule before then, the lower court’s order to release Dassey would have gone into effect.

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