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SCOTUS reschedules conference on whether to review 'Making a Murderer' conviction

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has rescheduled a conference on whether to review the conviction of an inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" documentary series.

WLUK-TV reports that the justices were scheduled to hold the conference on Brendan Dassey's appeal on Thursday, June 14, but the court's docket shows it has been rescheduled. No reason was given and a new date hasn't been set.

Four of the nine justices would have to agree to hear the case before arguments could be scheduled. If four justices don't agree to take the case, Dassey's conviction would stand.

Dassey's lawyers has argued for years that investigators coerced him into confessing that he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Teresa Halbach in 2005.

His legal team points to his intellectual and social limitations, as well as footage they think demonstrates that law enforcement officials wrongly prompted him to confess by feeding him information after he was unable to recount what happened to Halbach. Dassey was 16 at the time.

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