Advisory Board Named For Minnesota Conviction Review UnitA man who led a panel that reviewed a high-profile murder case where a Minneapolis man was freed from prison after doubts were raised about the police investigation was one of 16 people named Thursday to the advisory board of Minnesota's first conviction review unit.
In 1st Post-Release Interview, Myon Burrell Says Criminal Justice System Needs 'Compassion'Locked up for life at 16 for a high-profile murder he swore he had nothing to do with, he was stuck in a tiny cell without even a window to watch the seasons change.
Myon Burrell's Attorneys Now Shift To Fight For His ExonerationBurrell was 16 when he was convicted in the murder of 11-year-old Tyesha Edwards in 2002.
Myon Burrell Leaves Prison After Life Sentence Commuted To 20 YearsThe Minnesota Board of Pardons is set to meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss possibly freeing Myon Burrell, who was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of a little girl hit by a stray bullet in 2002.
Myon Burrell Thanks Panel Of Legal Experts For Reviewing Case With 'Fresh, Unbiased Eyes'A Black man who has spent nearly two decades behind bars says he's grateful that a panel of legal experts was able to review his case with “fresh, unbiased eyes,” helping to expose serious flaws in the police investigation that put him away for life as a teenager.
Legal Panel Recommends Freeing Myon Burrell, Jailed For Life As A TeenBurrell was accused of pulling the trigger that killed Tyesha Edwards, a sixth grade Black girl who was shot through the heart while doing homework at her dining room table with her sister.
Hennepin Co. Attorney Offers To Cut Myon Burrell's Prison Term By 15 YearsHennepin County's top prosecutor said Wednesday that he has offered to reduce the sentence of a Black man who is serving life in prison in the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old girl.
Legal Experts Review Black Minnesota Teen's Life SentenceMyon Burrell’s case captured headlines, first at the time of his 2002 arrest, and again this year after Sen. Amy Klobuchar touted it during her run for the U.S. presidency.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Withdraws From Vice Presidential Consideration, Urges Biden To Pick Woman Of ColorMinnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday night that she is taking herself out of the running for vice president, calling instead for a woman of color to be on the ticket.
Minn. Prosecutor: Justice Dept. Should Review Burrell CaseA top Minnesota prosecutor said Monday that Sen. Amy Klobuchar should ask the Justice Department to review the conviction of a black teen sentenced to life in prison after an 11-year-old black girl was killed by a stray bullet.
Myon Burrell's Family, Attorney, NAACP President Applaud Amy Klobuchar's Call For Independent ReviewSen. Amy Klobuchar is asking Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to open up an independent review of a case that sent a Minnesota teen to prison for life.
Amy Klobuchar Calls For Independent Review Of Myon Burrell's Convictions For Murder Of Tyesha Edwards, 11Amy Klobuchar is calling on the top prosecutor in Hennepin County to initiate an independent investigation into the case of Myon Burrell, a black Minneapolis teen sentenced to life after an 11-year-old black girl was killed by a stray bullet.
Imprisoned For Life As A Teenager, Myon Burrell Finds His VoiceWhen he was just a teenager, Myon Burrell lost his identity, his voice and even his name.
Voters React After Amy Klobuchar Suspends Her Presidential CampaignMost of the voters I spoke with say they respect Senator Klobuchar. They say they're proud of how she handled the national spotlight.
Klobuchar's Minnesota Rally Canceled Amid Protest For Myon BurrellProtesters calling for Myon Burrell's release prompted the cancellation of Amy Klobuchar's rally in St. Louis Park Sunday evening.