Dan O’Donnell, who covered the convictions of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, says lawyers, the news media, and the “Making a Murderer” documentary have ignored a key issue: Whether Avery may have molested Dassey.
The basis for his argument is a transcript of a May 13, 2006 phone call between Dassey and his mother, which occurred after the police interview in which Dassey confessed.
Defense attorneys have argued it was a false confession, and Avery’s new lawyer tells TheWrap that her client absolutely did not molest Dassey, his nephew.
Here are transcripts of both the phone call and the police interview.
The phone call: