March 2, 2017: Supreme Court denies Braseel new trial as juror comes forward
On Friday, the Tennessee Supreme Court issued its final decision denying Adam Braseel a new trial in the 2006 murder of Malcolm Burrows. Braseel, who many feel was targeted as a suspect from the beginning of the murder investigation and is innocent of all charges, heard the news from family members as he sat in the Bledsoe County Correctional Institute, where he is currently being held. Continue reading →
October 13, 2016: No bond for man jailed on reversed appeal in Grundy County
The man sent back to jail Friday after having been free most of the year on a successful appeal of his 2007 murder conviction will not be granted a bond while he petitions the Tennessee Supreme Court for a review.
In 2015, 33-year-old Adam C. Braseel successfully appealed his convictions for first-degree murder, felony murder, especially aggravated robbery, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and assault in a post-conviction hearing before 12th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Justin Angel.
Braseel was originally sentenced in 2007 to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the 2006 shooting death of Malcolm Burrows and assault on Rebecca Hill at a home on Melissa Rock Road.
On Christmas Day, Angel announced his decision to grant relief and reverse the convictions on Braseel’s claims that he received ineffective assistance from his legal counsel. Braseel was released on bond in the weeks following. Continue reading →
October 12, 2016: Braseel Taken Into Custody
Adam Braseel followed the rules, and his family does not understand why the district attorney felt it necessary to take him into custody last Friday. After spending eight years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit, Braseel was released in January, when Judge Justin Angel heard his appeal and granted him a new trial. Unhappy with Angel’s decision, District Attorney Steve strain took the case to the Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals, asking that the decision be overturned and Braseel returned to prison. Continue reading →
October 11, 2016: Family in shock over man’s return to prison after being freed on appeal
Adam Braseel’s 10 months of freedom from prison ended Friday after the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals overturned a 2015 post-conviction ruling that had reversed his murder convictions and freed him. Continue reading →
July 19, 2016: Appeals Court to Decide if Grundy Co. Man Will Get New Trial
Adam Braseel’s murder conviction was vacated last year. Today, the state tries to put him back in jail.
Did you kill Malcom Burrows? Did you assault Rebecca Hill?
During his eight years in prison, this is what Adam Braseel would ask fellow inmates, men who had been on the inside far too long to have had anything to do with the crimes that landed him there. It was the best way, he says, to convey his innocence and the way it felt to be accused of things he insists he knew nothing about. Continue reading →
January 13, 2016: Adam Braseel Released on Bond Eight Years Later
Adam Braseel is one step closer to his new trial after being released on bond Friday. Braseel, convicted in the 2006 murder of Malcom Burrows, had been serving a life sentence at Riverbend Maximum Security Facility in Nashville when he heard the news on Christmas Day that he would be granted a new trial. Continue reading →
January 7, 2016: Grundy man gets new trial in 2007 murder conviction
A Grundy County, Tenn., man convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison could get a bond set today after a successful appeal and a second chance at freedom.
For Adam Clyde Braseel’s family, the order for a new trial issued by Circuit Judge Justin Angel was a “gift” on Christmas Day. The bond hearing today will be in Rhea County, where Angel is holding court for the day. Continue reading →
November 18, 2015: Is convicted Grundy County murderer Adam Clyde Braseel actually innocent?
A judge did not make a ruling Tuesday after a post-conviction hearing in Grundy County Circuit Court to determine whether a 2007 decision to imprison Adam Clyde Braseel on murder and robbery charges put an innocent man behind bars for life. Continue reading →
November 16, 2015: Braseel Hearing Scheduled For Tuesday
Was the wrong man convicted in 2007?
For the past eight years, Adam Braseel has been incarcerated for a crime that that his defense argues may have been impossible for him to commit. A look at the timeline of events surrounding the murder of Malcolm Burrows and the attack on his sister in 2006, witness statements, and a lack of evidence makes one wonder if the wrong man was convicted. In August, Judge Justin Angel agreed that the original findings may be in question, and granted Braseel a post-conviction appeal. Continue reading →