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Monday, October 15, 2007

Brendan Dassey Transferred

Something to remember this Halloween.
Brendan Dassey, the 17-year-old convicted this spring in the murder of Teresa Halbach, has been moved to the Columbia Correctional Institution.

Dassey had been at the Dodge Correctional Institution since his sentencing in August in charges he — with his uncle Steven Avery — murdered Halbach and mutilated her body.

Halbach, a 25-year-old freelance photographer from Calumet County, was last seen photographing a van Avery was selling for Dassey’s mother Oct. 31, 2005, at the Avery family auto salvage yard west of Mishicot, and on land adjacent to where the families lived in mobile homes.

John Dipko, spokesman for the state Department of Corrections, said Dassey has been moved to the Columbia facility at Portage.

He did not say when he had been transferred.

The Department of Corrections Web site says Columbia is an 840-bed maximum-security institution.

Avery has been at the Wisconsin Secure Program Facility at Boscobel since summer.