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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Making A Murderer: Analysis From Angenette Levy (Local 12)

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Angenette Levy was a reporter for a local Green Bay, Wisconsin TV affiliate  from 2004-2010 before being hired by WKRC in Cincinnati. She covered the now famous Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey cases, which was the subject of the Netflix documentary, Making a Murderer. 

Making A Murderer, the wildly popular Netflix documentary, is back in the news with the successful appeal of Brendan Dassey. We check in with WKRC Local 12's Angenette Levy, who covered the case locally for her then-Green Bay, Wisconsin affiliate.

Dassey, now 26, was convicted of intentional homicide at the age of 17 and sentenced to life in prison. His videotaped interrogation and confession, which he recanted at trial, substantially contributed to his conviction.

Related: First FTM Radio Podcast with Angenette Levy (January 2016)

Dassey's conviction was overturned by US Magistrate Judge William E. Duffin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 12, 2016, on the basis that his confession was involuntary and unconstitutionally coerced. He was ordered to be released within 90 days unless the state decides to retry him.

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