U.S. Supreme Court reschedules Dassey's hearing

Brendan Dassey (Photo source: Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLUK) – The U.S. Supreme Court will not discuss Brendan Dassey’s case as planned on Thursday.

Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery, are serving life prison terms for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.

The justices were supposed to review Dassey’s appeal to decide if the court would hear oral arguments in the case.

However, the court’s docket says it has rescheduled the hearing. No reason was given, and a new date has not been set, according to the online court records and a media spokesperson for the court.

When the court does hear the case, four of the nine justices would have to agree to hear the case for arguments to be scheduled. If not, the previous court ruling would remain in place, and Dassey’s conviction would stand.

Avery is currently appealing his case in state courts.

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