One of the attorneys who helped free a St. Paul man convicted of killing three people in a controversial car crash is taking up another high-profile Minnesota case.
Attorney Bob Hilliard said he is going to ask the U.S. Supreme Court for a rehearing a jury verdict and appeals court ruling that exonerated the Minneapolis police officer that shot and killed 19-year-old Fong Lee, also in 2006.
Jason Anderson claimed he saw Lee carrying a gun behind a Minneapolis school before he shot the young man eight times.
Anderson has since been indicted in connection with a 2008 excessive force complaint. The city also fired him, saying he'd lied about the incident two years ago.
Hilliard also represented Koua Fong Lee (no relation to the slain Lee) in an appeal of his conviction for a fatal 2006 crash on an interstate exit ramp. He argued Lee's 1996 Toyota may have had some of the same defects that have prompted a rash of recalls by the carmaker. Lee was released after nearly three years in prison.