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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.
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.