Brownsdale man appeals park murder conviction; Easter, 27, sentenced in Sept. to 25 years in prison

Published 7:34 am Monday, December 18, 2017

The man convicted of second-degree murder this fall in the shooting death of a rural Freeborn County man last year at Myre-Big Island State Park is appealing his conviction.

David Michael Easter, 27

David Michael Easter, 27, filed his appeal Wednesday with the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Easter was sentenced to 25 years in prison in September in Freeborn County District Court in connection with the shooting death of Spencer Daniel Brown, 23, on Aug. 23, 2016, at the state park.

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Easter, who lived in Brownsdale at the time of the incident, claimed self-defense in the shooting death.

He is expected to serve at least 17 years of that sentence in prison, with 8 1/2 years on supervised release, pending good behavior. He received credit for 186 days served and was ordered to pay more than $5,000 in restitution.

A hearing has not been scheduled in connection with the appeal.

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