Brendan Dassey, who served as a subject of Netflix's “Making a Murdererdocumentary series, could sue for millions of dollars, according to legal experts.

Questions of an involuntary confession

Dassey had been convicted, along with his uncle, Steven Avery, over the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach in 2007. Dassey had originally become involved with the investigation when a cousin and classmate of his, Kayla Avery, had told police that he had told her Halbach’s body parts in a fire at her uncle’s residence, although Kayla had later testified against the claim that Dassey had told her anything.

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During the original investigation, Dassey originally confessed to having been involved with Halbach’s murder, but there had been concern over the validity of the confession.

One point of interest was that Dassey, who was a minor with special needs at the time he was interviewed, was questioned by himself.

Such action is not necessarily against the law, but his age and mental health did bring into question if the confession should have been used in the court case.

Beforehand, Dassey’s lawyers had also claimed that the officers involved in the confessions were guilty of fact feeding and suggestions of leniency. Things turned to the better for Dassey when Judge William E. Duffin overturned Dassey's conviction, after having found his imprisonment to be unlawful, believing the confession to be involuntary.

A video of the original confession can be seen below.

With the conviction overturned, Dassey could soon be freed from prison, but the case could also be set for a new trial. If Dassey does face a new trial, however, the original confession cannot be used as evidence. Prosecutors have 90 days to decide what to do now.

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As the case stands now, Dassey would have only been eligible for parole by 2048.

Possible Lawsuits

According to reports, there is speculation that Dassey could sue his original attorney, Len Kachinsky for claims of malpractice, due to letting him be placed within “the hands of his investigators” who brought about the confession, according to law professor Steve Cron. However, Kachinsky had attempted to get the confession thrown out during the original trial.

Criminal defense attorney Mark McBride said in a released statement that Dassey could have a case to sue for $10 million for the ten years he had been imprisoned. As it stands, if there is enough evidence, Dassey could have a new trial, and even if the case is dismissed, however, that does not necessarily mean that Dassey is entitled to money. According to criminal litigator Steve Meister, the charge may not have been made in “bad faith” and “public opinion” alone is not enough to overturn a murder conviction.