Court upholds ruling against former Brendan Dassey attorney

Brendan Dassey in 2011
Brendan Dassey in 2011 when he was 22

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld a ruling that the former attorney for a man whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series “Making a Murderer” violated a harassment restraining order against him.

The restraining order against Len Kachinsky was issued in 2018 when he was a municipal court judge in the village of Fox Crossing. Kachinsky had previously served as an attorney for Brendan Dassey, who was convicted along with his uncle of killing Teresa Halbach in 2005.

The appeals court upheld a Winnebago County Circuit Court ruling last year finding that Kachinsky violated the restraining order.