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Making a Murderer lawyers coming to Galway on Irish tour

In what’s sure to be one of the few times that a talk about law will draw a wide audience, two of the lawyers for Brendan Dassey from Making a Murderer will be in Galway as part of a speaking tour of Ireland.

Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, who represented Dassey during his legal proceedings during season 2 of Making a Murderer, will be making five stops around the country.

The two lawyers will be doing five shows in Ireland next June where they’ll talk false and coerced confessions and police interrogation tactics.

Getting into specifics they will talk about the conviction of Brendan Dassey and the appeal against that conviction which fans of the show will have seen.

The pair will be finishing at the Black Box Theatre in Galway next June 8, after other dates in Dublin (June 3), Cork (June 4), Limerick (June 5), and Belfast (June 6).

Brendan Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery were convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach more than a decade ago, with Dassey charged as an accessory to the murder.

Seen in season 2 of the show, in 2016 a US federal ruled that Dassey, who was a minor at the time of his conviction, was coerced into making a confession and ordered him released.

However the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals blocked that order and upheld his conviction in December 2017.

When appearing in Galway, Nirider and Drizin will also speak about their ongoing appeal against his conviction after the U.S Supreme Court declined to hear the case this year.

While Making a Murderer has been one of Netflix’s most popular original shows, it has also attracted a great deal of controversy.

Members of the family of Teresa Halbach have been critical of the show, saying that it only tells one side of the story.

Law enforcement and prosecution officials involved in the original trials have also said that the show was not accurate.

Ticket for Inside Making a Murderer will go on sale at Ticketmaster Thursday, December 6.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com

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