Kim Kardashian West Tweets Handwritten Note From 'Making a Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey

Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison for murdering photographer Teresa Halbach, a controversial conviction chronicled in “Making a Murderer.” 

By Aly Vander Hayden
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Brendan Dassey Launches Campaign For Clemency

Brendan Dassey, one of the key figures from the Netflix docuseries “Making a Murderer,” is getting support from Kim Kardashian West in his petition for clemency. 

Kardashian West, who has made it her mission to help commute the sentences of prisoners like Alice Marie Johnson, quickly tweeted her support on Wednesday after Dassey filed for clemency. 

The 38-year-old media mogul and criminal justice reform advocate shared Dassey’s handwritten clemency plea on Twitter, tagging Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and adding, “Please … Read this letter.” 

In Dassey’s letter, he asked Gov. Evers to pardon him “because I am innocent and want to go home … If I would get to go home, I would like to get a job involving video games.” 

If granted clemency, Dassey said he would like to “help take care of my mom and one day have a son and a daughter of my own.” 

He signed it, "Love the complete and innocent, Brendan Dassey." 

When he was only 17 years old, Dassey was convicted alongside his uncle Steven Avery for the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. While Dassey admitted to law enforcement that he helped Avery rape and kill Halbach, he later recanted, and his attorneys claim the confession was coerced. 

They contend investigators obtained the admission using inappropriate techniques while interrogating a juvenile with a low IQ, reported CNN affiliate WBAY. Dassey’s attorneys also argue that authorities promised he would be released if he told them about the murder. 

Dassey has served more than 12 years of his life sentence, and he will not eligible for parole until 2048. 

The Office of Gov. Evers confirmed it received Dassey’s filing to WBAY, writing, "We give every pardon application careful review and consideration." 

Kardashian West also tweeted a link to Dassey’s episode of the podcast “Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom,” hashtagging #BringBrendanHome.  

The reality star’s upcoming television endeavor, “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project,” is an Oxygen documentary that follows her efforts to "secure freedom for Americans who she believes have been wronged by the justice system."  

While a premiere date has yet to be announced, the two-hour special promises “an exclusive, never-before-seen look inside her mission to tackle one of America's most controversial subjects.” 

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