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Freedom for Hmong man convicted in Toyota crash

A Hmong immigrant who spent more than 2½ years in prison for a fatal Toyota crash walked free Thursday, after a judge ordered a new trial and a prosecutor said she wouldn't prolong the case reopened in the wake of the carmaker's widely publicized sudden acceleration problems. Full story

Minn. lawyer defends handling of Toyota crash case

A Minnesota man seeking a new trial in a fatal crash involving a Toyota might have been acquitted if his trial lawyer had properly investigated the crash and offered evidence to show his client tried to stop the car, a legal expert testified Wednesday. Full story

Expert disputes trial testimony about Toyota crash

A defense expert testifying at a hearing to determine whether a Minnesota man will get a new trial after a fatal crash says the man's Toyota had an antilock brake system and would not have left skid marks. Full story

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Koua Fong Lee, left, waves to a gathered crowd outside the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul, MN, as he leaves with his wife, Panghoua Moua, after hearing that charges against him were dropped, on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, Lee was convicted of charges including criminal vehicular homi