Reactions To Brendan Dassey’s Conviction Being Overturned Show 'Making A Murderer's Impact
On Friday, fans of Making a Murderer were probably shocked to hear that Brendan Dassey's conviction was overturned by a federal judge in Milwaukee. The news comes with some even more surprising details — Dassey could be out of prison custody in as short as 90 days. For those that followed the Making a Murderer story on Netflix, this is a crucial moment of the entire trial that never quite seemed right. So, naturally, the reactions to Brendan Dassey's conviction being overturned are enthusiastic and responsive, to say the least.
To say that this moment in history shows just how much of an impact the series had on the trial would be an understatement. Not only did the series that Netflix released not even a year ago re-open a case that many had brushed under the rug for years, but it also allowed there to be a second chance for Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery, who still remains convicted of murder. Dassey was convicted in 2007 to life in prison with no parole for 41 years for first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault, and mutilation of a corpse, according to WISN in Wisconsin. WISN also reports that Dassey will be released from prison within 90 days, which certainly has people talking.
Some People Are Excited
JUSTICE FOR BRENDAN DASSEY!— My Kenning (@mikadoOy) August 12, 2016
The Brendan Dassey news just made my day! Fuck you, Kachinsky.— Dave (@InfusionOfLife) August 12, 2016
Brendan Dassey...WOW!— Gary Yates (@effinnjeffin) August 12, 2016
Great to hear Brendan Dassey's conviction has been overturned. He was definitely railroaded. #MakingaMurderer— Shanna Pope (@shannapope) August 12, 2016
Brendan Dassey freed. The world rights itself a smidgen.— Kellie Allen (@thirtyseven) August 12, 2016
Most importantly, people are sharing their excitement alongside each other.
Some People Acknowledge The Show's Impact
Crazy that the momentum from a documentary has managed to get Brendan Dassey freed— Ross Townsend (@Ross_Townsend) August 12, 2016
#MakingAMurderer has made a big impact. Hopefully Brendan Dassey and his family can now begin to rebuild their lives.— Collin Hume (@CollinPH) August 12, 2016
Brendan Dassey's conviction is finally overturned. The influence of media is so powerful.— Ana Quiroz (@ReallyBananas) August 12, 2016
Just imagine if Making a Murderer never happened, things would be completely different today.
Some People Are Making Jokes
The first thing Brendan Dassey will do if he's allowed to go back home is watch Monday Night Raw.— David Block (@davidraider88) August 12, 2016
WRESTLEMANIA 33 IS WAITING FOR YOU BRENDAN DASSEY— jen yamato (@jenyamato) August 12, 2016
Brendan: Mom I'm out of prison.— Harambae (@TheGreatPatsby) August 12, 2016
Mrs. Dassey: Yeah?
Brendan: Yeah https://t.co/SSVXB56fl4
Twitter becomes a bit of a stand-up hour whenever breaking news happens, doesn't it?
Some People Are Already Anticipating Next Season's Making A Murderer
Making a Murderer Season 2 gonna be Brendan Dassey conviction overturned! https://t.co/8BTv1MBxpk— Derek Spartz (@DerekRadio) August 12, 2016
You know with Making a Murderer Season 2 ordered from Netflix Dassey's release is going to be a fire episode.— Matt DiGennaro (@mattydiggs) August 12, 2016
me: making a murderer season 2 seems a little much— emily nielsen (@eknielsen) August 12, 2016
Overall, we can all agree that not only does this change the game of Season 2, but it also changes Brendan (and possibly Steven's) future.