Adam Braseel is suing the Grundy County government, along with former Sheriff’s Office members and a former TBI agent, for his wrongful conviction in the 2006 murder of Malcom Burrows.
The lawsuit says Braseel was originally indicted for first degree murder, felony murder, especially aggravated robbery, attempt to commit first degree murder, aggravated assault, especially aggravated burglary, and assault.
The lawsuit says there was a lack of evidence against Braseel as well as a failure to conduct a thorough investigation, and yet he was sentenced to prison where he served for 12 years.
In 2019, a judge threw out Braseel’s murder conviction. He apologized to Braseel, and he wrote a letter to Tennessee’s Clemency Board saying he was innocent and recommending his record be wiped clean.
Last year, Governor Lee gave Braseel a full exoneration.