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Activists call on Amy Klobuchar to withdraw over 2003 murder case


January 30, 2020

Shari L. Gross – Star Tribune

Michael Toussaint, father of Myon Burrell, spoke about his son being sent to prison for life at the age of 16.

The father of a man who says he was wrongly convicted as a teenager of killing a child in 2003 under then-Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar joined more than a dozen activists in Minneapolis on Wednesday calling on her to end her campaign for president.

Michael Toussaint cited a recent Associated Press investigation that raised questions about the case against his son, Myon Burrell, who is serving a life sentence for the 2002 killing of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet in south Minneapolis. Burrell was 16 at the time.


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