살인 혐의로 10 대 때 감옥에 갇힌 흑인 남자가 풀려나 다 18 몇 년 후 그의 사건이 선거 운동에서 주목을받은 후

Amy Klobuchar가 카운티 검사 였을 때 10 대 때 종신형을 선고받은 미네소타 남성이 석방되었습니다., after years of claiming innocence.

에 2002, Myon Burrell은 종신형을 선고 받았습니다. — 나이에 16 — for the killing of an 11-year-old girl by a stray bullet. 올해 초, 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 CNN에 말했다 in a statement in February: “내가 전에 말했듯이, this case should be reviewed immediately.
궁극적으로, the Minnesota Board of Pardons announced that Burrell’s sentence has been reduced to 20 연령, 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. 남자, I can’t even explain my gratitude of all my supporters,” Burrell said, 에 따르면 CNN affiliate WCCO.I love y’all, y’all take care and y’all keep on pushing, 남자. We fighting for this justice. There’s too much injustice going on.
    그의 변호사, Kari Moriarty, also made a statement to the crowd and to reporters, WCCO reported.
    “씨. 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.
    올해 초, 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,” 그는 말했다. “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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