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Minnesota Commutes Life Sentence of Man Convicted of Killing 11-Year-Old in 2002

The Minnesota Board of Pardons on Tuesday commuted the life sentence of a man who was convicted of hitting and killing an 11-year-old girl with a stray bullet in 2002, CBS Minnesota reports. Myon Burrell’s sentence was shortened to 20 years, the remainder of which he will serve on supervised release. 

Tyesha Edwards was killed on November 22, 2002, after a stray bullet tore through the wall of her home in Minneapolis. Authorities say the shooting was part of a gang war, and that the intended target was outside next to Edwards’ house when the shooting occurred. Burrell was 16 years old at the time.

Burrell was first convicted in 2003 for Edwards’ death and was convicted again in 2008 after the first verdict was thrown out, according to CBS Minnesota. 

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