The Latest: State fights 'Making a Murderer' inmate release

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Posted: Nov 15, 2016 5:22 PM
The Latest: State fights 'Making a Murderer' inmate release

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the ordered release of Brendan Dassey (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

The state of Wisconsin is asking a federal judge to put on hold his order to release a man convicted in the case featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer."

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel on Tuesday asked that the order to release Brendan Dassey be put on hold. Schimel asked U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin to decide by Wednesday at 4 p.m. because the state will also be filing an emergency motion in the federal appeals court.

The state also filed an appeal of the judge's ruling ordering Dassey's release.

Dassey remains in prison while probation officers consider where he plans to live.

Dassey was convicted of helping his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Teresa Halbach. Dassey's conviction was overturned in August. That remains under appeal.

Avery remains in prison.

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12:10 a.m.

A man convicted as a teen in the case featured in "Making a Murderer" faces a deadline to tell authorities where he plans to live now that a judge has ordered his release.

Brendan Dassey had until noon Tuesday to give probation officers the address. A judge in August overturned Dassey's conviction and on Monday said he should be released while prosecutors appeal.

It's not clear when Dassey will be released. Authorities may need to inspect the site.

Dassey's attorney, Steve Drizin, says he expects Dassey to be home by Thanksgiving.

Dassey was convicted of helping his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Teresa Halbach. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison for the 2005 slaying.

The case gained attention after Netflix aired a series about it last year.