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Raymond M. Dall'Osto Talks About Dassey v. Dittmann

On November 14, 2016, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin granted the defense motion for release of Brendan Dassey. This ruling follows the court’s August 12, 2016 grant of habeas corpus relief in Dassey v. Dittmann, 2016 WL 4257386 (E.D. Wis. 2016). The federal court granted habeas relief due to false promises that had been made to the 16 year-old Dassey, who had significant intellectual deficits, and lacked the assistance of counsel, which rendered his confession involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. Attorney General Brad Schimel issued a press release that the State intends to file an emergency motion in the Seventh Circuit seeking a stay of this release order. U.S. Magistrate Judge Duffin’s order for release pending further appeal is well-crafted and provides numerous conditions and protections, which the Seventh Circuit may find to be sufficient so as to deny the Attorney General’s application for a stay. See Judge Duffin’s order here.

Read more about GRGB and the Brendan Dassey case here:

Wisconsin Law Journal - October 2016

All in The Family

News Coverage - October 2016

FOX News - Wrongfully convicted: Milwaukee man released after serving 24 years in prison for sexual assault

ABC News - 'I'm kind of scared:' Wrongfully-convicted man leaves prison

University of Wisconsin Law School - Success after Years of Efforts to Free Innocent Man

ABC News - Holloway's attorney talks about difficulties of reopening case two decades later - Daryl Holloway, an innocent man who served 24 years in prison for crimes he did not commit, was freed in October 2016. Mr. Holloway’s attorney Ray Dall’Osto of GRGB pushed for years for his release, and with the help and funding for new testing from the Wisconsin Innocence Project, that hope became reality. New DNA testing exonerated Mr. Holloway, and the Milwaukee County prosecutor and court accepted the results, resulting in dismissal of the criminal cases and Holloway’s release from prison.
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