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Tue Dec 15, 2020, 09:13 PM

Board commutes Myon Burrell sentence, calls for release


The Minnesota Board of Pardons voted Tuesday afternoon to immediately release Myon Burrell from a life prison sentence he is serving on a conviction for fatally shooting a Minneapolis child with a stray bullet nearly two decades ago.

Department of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell told the Star Tribune that Burrell is expected to be formally released later this evening. Schnell is in the process of drafting a release directive to Stillwater Warden Guy Bosch.

After hearing from Burrell, law professor Perry Moriearty and two supporters for about 35 minutes, Gov. Tim Walz proposed commuting the life term to 20 years and requiring Burrell to serve the remainder of the time two years on supervised release, causing Burrell to burst into tears as he watched via teleconference.

"Mr. Burrell, you talked about extracting poison and bringing medicine," Walz said. "It's clear to me that you have the power to make a difference."

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mysteryowl Dec 2020 #1

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Tue Dec 15, 2020, 11:39 PM

1. This is a big deal today!!

Feb 24, 2020

Sen Klobuchar asked for a review of this case after all the scrutiny.

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