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After spending almost a decade behind bars, Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey will finally be free.

A judge ruled that the 27-year-old, whose trial was at the center of the Netflix docu-series, will be released from prison no later than Friday afternoon, rejecting the state of Wisconsin’s previous motion to leave Dassey in jail while the appeal of his release order was pending.

According to TMZ, the judge denied the state’s request, which was filed on Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2016), stating that prosecutors were just making the same arguments the court has already dismissed.

As previously reported, Dassey was ordered to be released when his conviction was overturned on Aug. 12, 2016. It was determined that Dassey’s basic constitutional rights were violated when authorities interrogated the then 16-year-old without an adult present and coerced a confession for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach.

Upon Dassey’s release, he is required to obey the law, appear in court, abstain from using a gun or a weapon, and avoid possessing controlled substances. He is also banned from contacting the Halbach family and his uncle, Steven Avery, who was also also convicted of the murder of Halbach. Dassey will be monitored by the United States Probation Office and his travel has been restricted to the Eastern District of Wisconsin.