BREAKING: Making A Murderer’s Brendan Dassey is being released

His controversial conviction sparked countess debate when Making A Murderer was released late last year.

But now – in breaking news from the US – it has been confirmed that Brendan Dassey will be released from jail within a matter of weeks.

A federal judge sitting in a Milwaukee court has just now overturned Mr Dassey's conviction.

According to court documents, Brendan should be "released from custody unless, within 90 days of the date of this decision, the State initiates proceedings to retry him."

Netflix's Making A Murderer documented Brendan and his uncle Steven Avery's trials following the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in October 2005.

Brendan's trial lasted nine days and on April 25, 2007—after the jury had been deliberating for four hours—he was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault and mutilation of a corpse.

At the time Brendan was still just 17, but was both tried and sentenced as an adult.

He is currently imprisoned at Columbia Correctional Institution.