ST. PAUL, Minn. – A man convicted of a Freeborn County killing has filed an appeal.
37-year-old David Michael Easter of Brownsdale was found guilty of 2nd degree murder in the death of Spencer Brown. Authorities found Brown’s body inside his locked vehicle at Myre-Big Island State Park in August 2016. Investigators said Brown was shot twice in the head through the window by someone standing outside the car.
Easter called 911 after the shooting and his attorney claimed it was an act of self-defense because Easter thought his family was in danger. A jury returned a guilty verdict in April and Easter was sentenced to 25 and ½ years in prison.
Easter filed a notice of appeal with the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Wednesday. Court documents do not list the grounds upon which Easter is challenging his conviction and sentence. He is currently being held in the state prison in St. Cloud.