Updated: January 29, 2020 07:49 PM
Created: January 29, 2020 07:46 PM
(ABC 6 NEWS)--Minnesota civil rights groups including; Black Lives Matter, Justice for Jamar, and the NAACP, are demanding Senator Amy Klobuchar withdraw from the 2020 presidential race.
The justice groups held a news conference claiming Senator Klobuchar oversaw the prosecution and sentence of an innocent black teenager, during her time as a Hennepin County attorney. The groups say Myon Burrell, 16 at the time, was wrongly convicted for the murder of an 11-year-old girl.
The activists spoke out after an Associated Press article was published yesterday, which uncovered new evidence and inconsistencies in the case.
Senator Klobuchar's campaign spokesperson responded and said, Myon Burrell was tried and convicted twice, and that any new evidence should be reviewed by a judge.
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