Adam Clyde Braseel spent the past 10 years behind bars for murder due to mistaken eyewitnesses, perjured testimony and jurors bullied into voting against their conscience, his attorneys say in federal court filings.
Prosecutors say it’s all smoke and noise over a long-settled case.
The petition, filed last week in U.S. District Court, seeks a new trial for Braseel, 34, who’s serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the 2006 death of Malcolm F. Burrows. Such bids are rarely granted, but the petition claims newly discovered evidence proves Grundy County authorities denied Braseel a fair trial and that a jury sent the wrong man to prison. Read more >>