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I have just watched the TV series Making a Murderer and have a question regarding the trial with S. Savery and B. Dassey. Whose was the decision that there would be two separate trials. Was it Judge's, Prosecution's or Defence's decision. I would await that given the fact that these two men were according to the prosecution acomplices they would be judged together.

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The decision on who to try together is initially made by the prosecutor. A defendant can move to be tried separately.

I can find no record of such a motion but it may have occurred.

I suspect the reason they were tried separately was because Dassey was a minor. State v. Dassey, 2013 WI App 30 (Wis. Ct. App. 2013)

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