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The Latest: Wisconsin AG asks court to review Dassey ruling

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/23/2017
FILE - In a Friday, March 3, 2006 file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom, in Manitowoc, Wis. A three-judge panel from the 7th Circuit on Thursday, June 22, 2017 affirmed that Dassey, a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach's death two years earlier. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In a Friday, March 3, 2006 file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom, in Manitowoc, Wis. A three-judge panel from the 7th Circuit on Thursday, June 22, 2017 affirmed that Dassey, a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach's death two years earlier. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court ruling which said a confession was improperly obtained from Brendan Dassey, one of two defendants in a Wisconsin killing that was the focus of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

Wisconsin's attorney general says he plans to ask the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision by three of its judges who ruled an inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" should be retried or freed.

Speaking on WTMJ-AM Friday, Brad Schimel says the state will have a better chance of reversing the decision with a full and "balanced" court.

A federal magistrate judge in Wisconsin ruled in August that investigators coerced Brendan Dassey into confessing and overturned his conviction. Schimel's Justice Department appealed the ruling to the 7th Circuit. A three-judge panel issued its ruling Thursday.

Dassey, then 16, told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.

Dassey's attorneys say they will take immediate steps to secure his release. Schimel says the state will take whatever steps necessary to keep Dassey behind bars.

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12:21 a.m.

Prosecutors say they'll seek to reverse an appeals court decision that the Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach's death on Halloween two years earlier. Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach. Dassey was 16 then and suffered from cognitive problems. He's now 27.

Wisconsin's attorney general plans to ask the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court to review Thursday's 2-1 split decision from a three-judge appeals panel.

Dassey's attorneys say they're elated and will take immediate steps to secure his release.

Avery is pursuing his own appeal.

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