Episode 3, Making a Murderer
Procedure: Brendan Dassey was a sixteen-year-old, developmentally delayed/intellectually disabled boy at the time of his confession. What protections, at minimum, should have been provided to him prior to his being interviewed?
Behavior: Did Brendan Dassey believe he was going home during the period of time he was being interviewed? How do you know, and why is this significant, if at all?
Episode 4, Making a Murderer
Procedure: Brendan Dassey's case relied largely on his confession. Should Judge Fox have suppressed his confession? What legal reasoning, or other argument, would you use to support your opinion?
Behavior: Why would Brendan Dassey's own lawyer have his investigator interview Brendan without counsel? And why would the investigator tell Brendan he did a very bad thing, that if he wasn't sorry he couldn't help him, and then require him to draw pictures and write out a statement of confession?
- Episode 6, Making a Murderer
Procedure: Should Lieutenant Lenk, from Manitowoc County Sheriff's Dept., have been present at the search of the Avery property conducted four months after the initial searches, during which time shell casings and the RAV4 key were found? Why?
Behavior: What were the state's motivations (and/or what did the prosecutor indicate) for going back out to the Avery property four months after the initial search and doing additional searching? Is this important?
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