(ABC News) – The Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on the case of a teenager convicted of rape and murder and featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer."
The Supreme Court’s decision Monday not to take the case leaves in place a lower court ruling against Brendan Dassey.
Dassey was 16-years-old when he confessed to Wisconsin authorities that he’d joined his uncle in raping and murdering photographer Teresa Halbach before burning her body in a bonfire in 2005. Dassey’s attorneys say he’s borderline intellectually disabled and was pressured into a false confession. They wanted his confession thrown out and a new trial.
Dassey’s attorneys can still try to get him a new trial but they’d have to convince a judge that newly discovered evidence warrants one.