New evidence surfaces in 16-year-old murder case

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 03, 2021 8:02 PM CT | Published: May 03, 2021 7:23 PM CT

Vern Braswell, a former elementary school principal, has been in prison for 16 years after being convicted of killing his wife. New evidence has surfaced that his supporters hope is enough to get him released or a new trial. 

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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