Family wants two more arrested for murder of Minneapolis activist

The Hennepin County Attorney said there was insufficient evidence to show anyone else was involved.

Edgar Linares
January 16, 2019 - 6:55 pm

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The family of a Tyrone Williams, a Minneapolis activist and father of four murdered last year, is not satisfied with Tuesday’s conviction of Sid Strickland-Green. The family wants two other people charged and prosecuted for the crime.

“We’re asking for the community to let us know if they know anything else because there are two other people that need to be brought to justice,” said Rosemary Nevils-Williams, Tyrone’s mother. “They’re part of this murder.”

Williams, 33, was shot and killed on April 3, 2018 on his way to work outside of his mother’s home. On Tuesday, a jury convicted Sid Strickland-Green, 28, of unintentional second-degree murder. However, the Williams' family and friends say two other men should be prosecuted for their roles.

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Chauntyll Allen with Black Lives Matter Twin Cities is a friend of Tyrone. She said there is video of one of the two men leading Strickland-Green to Tyrone’s mother’s home.

“I don’t understand why this man is not being held accountable,” said Allen. “He was there, he was an accomplice, he was involved. He is directly connected to the person who had malice with Tyrone.”

In a statement, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said there was insufficient evidence to show anyone else was involved in the killing of Tyrone Williams.

Full statement:

“While we understand that the family and friends of Tyrone Williams are in pain over his senseless murder, we think justice was served when our aggressive prosecution produced a guilty verdict Tuesday against Sid Strickland-Green, the man who fired the fatal shot. As we have shared with the family on numerous occasions, there is insufficient evidence to show anyone else was involved in the crime of shooting Mr. Williams. Our office is obligated to bring charges only when we have sufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.”