Brad Dassey's Message for Those Who Think His Brother Brendan Is Innocent (VIDEO)

brad dasseyWe've heard from Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery in recent weeks through letters to his supporters, and now Brendan Dassey (who was just 17 when he was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse, and second-degree sexual assault in 2007) is sending a message to the many people who believe he's innocent as well, via his brother, Brad Dassey. 

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According to Brad, a 32-year-old photographer in Wisconsin, Brendan is doing well since his transition to the maximum security Columbia Correctional Institution:

"Brendan is actually happy at his new place, he said that he has more leniency on watching TV, taking showers, and movies and stuff," Brad told Mirror Online.

"He thanks everyone from around the world for supporting him and donating to his commissary so he can get things," he said.

"He is receiving tons of letters every week and he's writing people back and he apologizes if he can't get back to you right away, I mean he is receiving a lot of letters."

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Indeed, that steady stream of support must be helping to keep Brendan's spirits up. Even most people who think Steven Avery is 100 percent guilty can't help but feel bad for Brendan, who, as a learning-disabled kid reading at a fourth-grade level in high school, definitely seemed like he was coerced into his confession. Whether or not he was also coerced into committing the terrible deeds he confessed to is, of course, still up for debate. But there's no denying the fact that Brad was just a 16-year-old boy whose main concerns were pro wrestling and video games when he got sent away, so it's kind of heartbreaking to think about the fact that he's in a place where a simple trip to the commissary is enough to make him happy.

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As Brad put it, "I just want to keep encouraging him and keeping him in good spirits because it's definitely not fun being in jail and confined in a small space, it's horrible, it's an absolutely horrible way to live."

How much longer Brendan will be stuck in that space remains unknown. An appeal is pending, but if it doesn't go through, he won't be up for parole until 2048 (he'll be 59 years old at that point).

And that's a whole lot of trips to the commissary away.

 

Image via Mirror UK

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