Dassey Confessions – Recordings and Transcripts
These are links to audio and Quicktime video tapes of the four recorded interrogation sessions of Brendan Dassey. You can download the linked files with a control‑click or a right‑click. I am also including pdf files of various court documents.
This started it for me. The 2 March, 2006, inflammatory press conference by Ken Kratz demonstrated all that is wrong with Wisconsin prosecutors.
Confession audios, videos, and transcripts.
27 February, 2006 Confessions
Mishicot High School recorded on tape.
This is the audio recorded at Mishicot High School. Part One is a noisy and poorly recorded tape. Part Two is a cleaner tape. These were recorded in the morning of 27 February, 2006.
Video of 27 March, 2006 afternoon session at Two Rivers, WI Police Department
Missing-not recorded Fox Hills Resort sessions evening of 27 February, 2006
After the two sessions on 27 February, Investigator Wiegert and Special Agent Fassbender placed Brendan, his brother Blaine, and their mother at the Fox Hills Resort in Mishicot, Wisconsin.
They testified they were concerned about the safety of three. However, that concern evaporated the next morning. Audio recorded on 1 March, 2007 demonstrates that the interrogation continued from the 27 February interrogations earlier in the day.
Tom Fassbender and Calumet County deputies were present and the interrogation continued. Fassbender mentions information gained from these sessions after he and Wiegert picked Brendan Dassey up on 1 March, 2006. Then they asked Brendan to supply the jeans that he said were bleach splattered.
01 March, 2006
Transcript of audio recording while Brendan Dassey was Transported to Manitowoc County on 1 March, 2006.
Video of the confession made at the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department 1 March 2006.
There are three parts.
13 May, 2006 Confession without the presence of Dassey’s Attorney. Arranged by defense investigator Michael O'Kelly.
Brendan Dassey was not represented by his attorney before or during this session.
Documents from Avery Trial Defense Attorneys.
Lawrence T. White. Ph.D Expert opinion on Brendan Dassey’s false confession prepared for the Avery trial attorneys if the state forced Dassey to testify. This witness was available to the Dassey trial attorneys.
This post trial memorandum was because of the effect of the public and fanciful crime scene reenactment by Special Prosecutor Kratz on 1 March, 2006. Note that the presentence report investigator used erroneous information from that televised press conference. Judge Willis did not correct the report.