Following the overturned conviction of Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey, all eyes are once again on the genre-defining Netflix true crime series. A judge in Wisconsin last week ordered Dassey to be released from prison, where he was serving a life sentence in the murder of Teresa Halbach, unless the state makes efforts to retry him within 90 days. According to a new report from TMZ, Dassey and his family are already making post-prison plans in light of the 26-year-old's impending release.
In addition to being understandably stoked about WrestleMania, Dassey is reportedly excited about scoring some of his favorite home-cooked meals. Specifically, it's his mom's chili and lasagna that's got Dassey in good spirits. Though quality fam and food time is reportedly "job 1" for Dassey post-release, TMZ adds that he's also got plans to continue his education.
Dassey earned his GED while serving time at the Columbia Correctional Institution, but hopes to use his newfound freedom by zeroing in on his interest in video games. In fact, Dassey is said to be planning to take classes on video game design with the goal of scoring a job in the industry.
The nephew of main Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery is also reportedly hoping to make time for some traveling before "settling down with a nice girl," with whom he wants to have as many as 3 children. But first: WrestleMania.
As previously reported, Dassey supporters flocked to a Change.org petition following the announcement of his overturned conviction. The petition, which calls for the WWE and Vince McMahon to make Dassey's WrestleMania dreams come true, has since amassed more than 2,000 signatures.
The judge's decision arrived just weeks after Netflix's announcement that Making a Murderer would soon be returning for a new season. In a statement to Complex following Dassey's ruling, series creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos reasserted their promise to follow this story wherever it may go. "This recent news shows the criminal justice system at work," the filmmakers said in a joint statement. "As we have done for the past 10 years, we will continue to document the story as it unfolds, and follow it wherever it may lead."