Written by Melanie Burton, November 15, 2016

Brendan Dassey is getting out of prison!

On Monday, a federal judge ordered the Making a Murderer star, now 27, to be released from behind bars as he awaits a possible retrial.

Brendan was serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder and sexual assault of photographer Teresa Halbach, after confessing to the crime when he was just 16.

In August, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin found that police tricked the mentally disabled teenager into admitting how he allegedly helped rape, stab, shoot and dismember Teresa, upon his uncle Steven Avery’s orders.

The judge overturned his conviction after finding “significant doubts as to the reliability of [his] confession.”

“Dassey’s conduct during the interrogation and his reaction to being told he was under arrest clearly indicate that he really did believe that, if he told the investigators what they professed to already know, he would not be arrested for what he said,” Judge Duffin said.

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Steven Avery ordered Brendan to help him kill Teresa…

Now, pending an appeal against his overturned conviction, Brendan will have to submit to drug testing and state laws for registered sex offenders before his release.

Just hours after the decision to release Brendan, the Wisconsin Attorney General said he would file an emergency motion to stop his release.

Steven’s lawyer Kathleen Zellner said, “We believe Brendan will be at his family’s Thanksgiving dinner. It’s time for prosecutors to seek justice rather than vindication in this case.”

Brendan’s confession to the murder was one of the most shocking moments on the controversial documentary, as viewers saw police officers coerce Brendan – a teenager with an IQ of only 70 – into admitting to the horrible crime.

Brendan needs to provide his intended address upon release by midday on Tuesday.

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