Special Prosecutor Sympathizes With Dassey Following High Court Decision

(Washington, DC) The special prosecutor who sent Brendan Dassey and his uncle to prison for killing a freelance photographer says he has a great deal of sympathy for Dassey. The U-S Supreme Court has decided it won’t review Dassey’s appeal of his conviction. Special prosecutor Ken Kratz tweeted Monday that Dassey’s family and attorneys gave him the worst possible advice. Had he accepted the original plea offering, Dassey would be eligible for parole in three years. Now, the 28-year-old inmate won’t be eligible for release until 2048. Kratz says he wonders if the “advisors” who criticized law enforcement for the way it got his confession will now apologize to Dassey for mishandling his case.