一名黑人因谋杀而少年入狱 18 几年后,他的案件在竞选期间受到关注

当艾米·克洛布查尔(Amy Klobuchar)是县检察官时,一名明尼苏达州男子在少年时期被判处无期徒刑, after years of claiming innocence.

在 2002, Myon Burrell被判终身监禁 — 在年龄 16 — for the killing of an 11-year-old girl by a stray bullet. 今年早些时候, 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 告诉CNN in a statement in February: “As I’ve said before, this case should be reviewed immediately.
最终, the Minnesota Board of Pardons announced that Burrell’s sentence has been reduced to 20 年份, 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. 男子, I can’t even explain my gratitude of all my supporters,” Burrell said, 根据 CNN affiliate WCCO.I love y’all, y’all take care and y’all keep on pushing, 人. We fighting for this justice. There’s too much injustice going on.
    他的律师, Kari Moriarty, also made a statement to the crowd and to reporters, WCCO reported.
    “先生. 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.
    今年早些时候, 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,” 他说. “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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