Strickland-Green’s defense attorney, Paul Applebaum, said the felony murder conviction confused him.
“There was no testimony that this was some sort of accident,” he said, “or that anybody in the case was trying to scare Mr. Williams. That’s why this is so out of the blue.”
Applebaum maintained that another man was responsible for Williams’ death, not Strickland-Green. Prosecutors countered that the other man, who was an acquaintance of Williams, was a witness to the crime, not the killer.
Minneapolis man convicted of killing Tyrone Williams
Brandt Williams, MPR News