Hennepin County Attorney Asks Sen Klobuchar to Send Burrell Investigation Request to DOJ


(Learfield News Service)  The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office is asking Senator Amy Klobuchar to request that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) undertake the review of the Myon Burrell conviction in the murder of 11-year-old Tyesha Edwards.

It’s in response to last week’s request from Klobuchar that Mike Freeman launch an independent investigation into the matter.

Freeman says the Department of Justice would have the resources to independently review a case that includes 30,000 pages of documents plus videotaped evidence. Freeman also says that his office will cooperate with any review by the DOJ–and that his office would continue the most recent internal review of the case which began about seven months ago.

Burrell was sentenced to life in 2002 after an 11-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet.

Burrell was convicted twice, once when Klobuchar was county attorney. After the verdict was reversed, Burrell was convicted a second time under Freeman’s supervision.

Burrell has served 17 years in prison–and insists he is innocent.


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