Hennepin County Legal professional’s Workplace providing to scale back Burrell sentence

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Myon Burrell, convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table, stands for a photograph at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Stillwater, Minn. A growing number of legal experts, community leaders and civil rights activists are concerned that Burrell may have been wrongly convicted, as there was no gun, fingerprints or hard evidence to implicate him.

Photo: (AP Photo / John Minchillo).

Myon Burrell, convicted of the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl who was struck in the heart by a stray ball in 2002 while doing homework at her family’s dining table, stands for a photo at the Stillwater Correctional Facility on Wednesday. October 23, 2019 in Stillwater, Minnesota. A growing number of legal experts, community leaders and civil rights activists fear that Burrell was wrongly convicted because there was no gun, fingerprints or hard evidence to implicate him.

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Updated: November 25, 2020, 12:45 p.m.

Created: November 25, 2020, 12:32 PM


Hennepin District Prosecutor’s Office offers to reduce the prison sentence of a man convicted of the death of an 11-year-old girl.

Hennepin District Attorney Mike Freeman said his office had sent a letter to Myon Burrell offering to reduce his 45-year sentence by 15 years.