Supreme Court sets date for 'Making a Murderer' conference

Supreme Court sets date for 'Making a Murderer' conference
Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 12:37:07-04

The U.S. Supreme Court has rescheduled a conference for Thursday on whether to review the conviction of an inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" documentary series.

The justices were scheduled to hold the conference on Brendan Dassey's appeal on June 14, but the court's docket shows it has been rescheduled. No reason was given.

Four of the nine justices would have to agree to hear the case before arguments could be scheduled. If four justices don't agree to take the case, Dassey's conviction would stand.

Dassey has argued for years that investigators coerced him into confessing that he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey was 16 at the time.