ST. PAUL, Minn. – Prosecutors say they're opposing a retrial for a Minnesota man imprisoned for the crash of a Toyota that killed three people, saying there's no evidence he's innocent.
Koua Fong Lee is serving an eight-year sentence for criminal vehicular homicide. The 23-year-old St. Paul man has maintained he tried to stop his 1996 Camry before the 2006 crash.
But Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner (GAIRT'-ner) said Wednesday that neither a recent reinspection of the wreckage nor information from Lee's attorney are enough to overturn his conviction.
Lee's attorney began trying to reopen the case earlier this year after Toyota began large-scale recalls of some models due to sudden unintended acceleration.
A judge will decide whether a retrial is warranted.