SIXTH HOUR: The Wrongful Conviction of Brendan Dassey

The Defender: Between Disparity and Despair

March 8, 2021

How culpable was the media in the wrongful conviction of Brendan Dassey? Did the infamous March 2nd press conference directed by DA Kratz prejudice, not just a potential jury pool but the entire state of Wisconsin? Destroying Brendan Dassey’s presumption of innocence with every word uttered Kratz tightened the shackles on young Brendan’s wrists and ankles as future fact finders and the local community recoiled in horror. With his freedom ebbing away Brendan grappled with his lack of comprehension and apathetic legal representation as he embarked on the fight for his life.

In this installment of the Sixth Hour, we join Dean Strang, 2007 trial counsel for Steven Avery in the courtrooms of Wisconsin for a masterclass in the humane.

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