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Mon Feb 24, 2020, 08:10 PM

 

The County responds to the Amy putting an "innocent" in jail

Many of you have heard about the Tyesha Edwards case from the AP story Amy Klobuchar helped jail teen for life, but case was flawed.

The Hennepin County attorney has come out with a statement today.

The context is important. This case is being politicized because it first arose when Amy Klobuchar was the Hennepin County Attorney. The case, however, involves the murder of an 11-year old girl, and the person who has been convicted twice of committing that murder. Amy Klobuchar was not the trial attorney on the case. It should not be treated like a political football. This office will continue to focus on the facts and will not let the politics of the moment influence that review of the facts.


Why is Myon Burrell still in prison when he says he did not kill Tyesha Edwards?
A: Myon Burrell has said a lot of things. He initially told police he was in Bemidji with his mother at the time of the shooting. Then, during his trial, the second alibi was, he was at a friendís house playing video games. Now, a news report claims Mr. Burrell has a third alibi, that two people are claiming they were with him at a nearby grocery store at the time of the shooting. These two people never came forward and no plausible explanation has been offered why these two people waited 18 years to say anything. Mr. Burrell remains in prison because a jury, then a judge, found him guilty of murdering Tyesha Edwards and the Minnesota Supreme Court agreed.


I feel very strongly about this case I live 4 blocks away and what Amy actually did at the time was good.

If you read the statement I'd like to point out that the Innocence Project's involvement is not unusual here as Amy Brought then in right at the start of her term and the connection has been maintained ever since.
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judeling Feb 2020 OP
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Response to judeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 08:15 PM

1. Thank you SO much - its is very good to get some honest perspective on this case.

 

Truth, and not politics of the moment.
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Response to jmg257 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 11:13 PM

5. Yes

 

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Response to judeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 08:15 PM

2. Facts matter.

 

Of course, those trying to smear her were not interested in them.
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Response to judeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 08:17 PM

3. Lead with this: 'what Amy actually did at the time was good'

 

and follow with clarifying facts, if you can.

'Amy Klobuchar was not the trial attorney on the case.'

'Myon Burrell has said a lot of things.'

'a news report claims Mr. Burrell has a third alibi.'

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Response to judeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 08:28 PM

4. K&R

 

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Response to judeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 11:14 PM

6. That's a good clarification.

 

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