(Learfield News Service) Myon Burrell, convicted in the 2002 murder of 11-year-old Tyesha Edwards, tells ABC News he was railroaded by then-prosecutor and now U-S Senator and presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar. “She re-charged me. She re-charged me with first-degree murder,” Burrell says. “Never looked into the facts of the case. Never even addressed the misconduct that had taken place, and still put the same detective, the same police on my case, to go and get more bogus evidence.”
Just before that interview aired on A-B-C, current Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman released a statement accompanied by court findings which he says support Burrell’s conviction. But some news reports say Burrell was wrongly convicted, and activists are demanding Klobuchar drop out of the presidential race.
A spokesperson for Klobuchar’s campaign said earlier the senator “has always believed in pursuing justice without fear or favor” and that Klobuchar has said any new evidence in the case should be immediately reviewed by the court.