The Making a Murderer Netflix documentary series featured Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, and captivated the public. So much so that after it aired on Netflix, activists began calling for the release of the two.
The true-crime documentary followed the story of the murder of Teresa Halbach and the inevitable incarceration of the two men who were found guilty of her death.
However, evidence may have suggested that one, if not both, weren’t involved. At the very least, activists called for a reexamination of the case, however, both men remain behind bars.
Dassey was 16-years-old at the time of his conviction and has spent the last 13 years in prison.
Over the years there have been news reports that his case may be overturned, but nothing ever came to fruition.
Supporters have been petitioning Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to look into the case, including Kim who retweeted a handwritten letter from Dassey to the politician.
In the letter, Dassey shared a list of his favorite things because he wanted the governor to get to know him better. At the conclusion, he asked for a pardon because “I am innocent and I want to go home.”
He added, “I would like to get a job involving video games I would like to help take care of my mom and one day have a son or daughter of my own.” In Kim’s tweet, she pleaded with Gov. Evers to read the note.
TMZ says that they have spoken to a representative for Gov. Evers and their office isn’t providing any special treatment or consideration to Dassey’s case just because Kim has reached out in support of the inmate.