SIXTH HOUR: The Wrongful Conviction of Brendan Dassey

The Defence: “Inexcusable”

July 12, 2020

"He believes you did it, Brendan," said Brendan's mother Barb. Brendan Dassey knew nothing of his Sixth Amendment right to effective counsel or that it should entail zealous advocacy - all Brendan knew was that his attorney Len Kachinsky thought him guilty ... and liked cats. Orchestrating his own downfall as he tried to turn Brendan as states witness, Kachinsky was removed and replaced by the flawed Fremgen and Edelstein. From colluding with the prosecution to a damaging suggestibility defence to Strickland and Sullivan, Wisconsin defence attorney and author, Michael Cicchini joins the Sixth Hour to unpack the legal complexity involved in the defence of Brendan Dassey. 

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