'N Swart man wat as tiener weens moord tronk toe is, loop vry 18 jare later nadat sy saak tydens die verkiesingsveldtog aandag gekry het

'N Man uit Minnesota wat as tiener lewenslange tronkstraf opgelê is toe Amy Klobuchar die provinsieprokureur was, is vrygelaat, after years of claiming innocence.

In 2002, Myon Burrell is lewenslank tronk toe gestuur — op ouderdom 16 — for the killing of an 11-year-old girl by a stray bullet. Vroeër die jaar, after new evidence was released backing his claims of innocence and raising questions about the police investigation, Burrell’s case became high-profileparticularly as Klobuchar was competing for the Democratic nomination for president. The case cast a spotlight on both Klobuchar’s record as the Hennepin County attorney and the inequities of the juvenile criminal justice system.
Klobuchar aan CNN gesê in a statement in February: “As I’ve said before, this case should be reviewed immediately.
Uiteindelik, the Minnesota Board of Pardons announced that Burrell’s sentence has been reduced to 20 jare, the remainder of which he will serve on supervised release. Though not pardoned, he was released Tuesday evening, to a crowd of family and supporters.
    I thank everybody that came out and supported me. Man, I can’t even explain my gratitude of all my supporters,” Burrell said, Volgens CNN affiliate WCCO.I love y’all, y’all take care and y’all keep on pushing, man. We fighting for this justice. There’s too much injustice going on.
    His attorney, Kari Moriarty, also made a statement to the crowd and to reporters, WCCO reported.
    “Mnr. Burrell wants to thank the governor and the attorney general for the action they took today on his behalf,” Moriarty said. “He is very happy to have the opportunity to get home to his family and start the next chapter of his life.
    Vroeër die jaar, Burrell pointed a finger at Klobuchar for her role in his conviction, claiming she never took the time to look into the case. This was after an Associated Press investigation into the case labeled his convictionflawed,” prompting a host of groups, including the Minneapolis NAACP, to call for Klobuchar to suspend her campaign.
    Burrell cried when he first read the report, he told ABC News in February.
      Because all of these years I’ve been in here and I’ve been screaming and I’ve been telling people that I’m innocent and I’m not supposed to be here,” hy het gesê. “But my voice was never heard.
      CNN reached out to Klobuchar for comment Wednesday but did not immediately receive a response.

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