Second teen sentenced in Brasel murder

By Scott Carlson

A second teen has been sentenced in the May 6 murder of Michael Brasel, a beloved St. Anthony Park man of many gifts — husband, father, residential carpenter and youth hockey coach.

On Dec. 14, a Ramsey County District judge sentenced 18-year-old Ta Mia to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder of Brasel, who died of gunshot wounds as he interrupted car thieves in front of his home breaking into his wife’s car.

Mia’s sentencing follows the adjudication of 17-year-old Kle Swee on Oct. 7 to nearly 26 years in prison for the murder of Brasel, who died of gunshot wounds.

The death of Brasel, 44, was widely felt throughout the community. He leaves behind a wife and two children along with countless people who knew him as a friend, youth hockey coach, residential carpenter of historic buildings and freelance artist of many genres.  

Scott Carlson is the managing editor of the Bugle.

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