In 2006, Hmong refugee Koua Fong Lee lost control of his '96 Toyota Camry, killing an adult and two children. He was convicted in 2007 of vehicular manslaughter and sentenced to eight years in prison. Lee has always maintained that he did everything he could to stop the car, but that his breaks simply didn't work.
Ramsey County Prosecutors have agreed to re-examine the evidence and Lee's totalled car on April 20-21st, 2010. But given the recent mechanical malfunctions of Toyota cars and their fatal implications, Koua Fong Lee deserves to be released from prison on his own recognizance pending retrial.