Myon Burrell was only a teenager when he was sentenced to life in prison under then-County Attorney Amy Klobuchar -- but Klobuchar is currently running for president and Burell is calling her out, claiming that she "gave the police free rein and said, 'Just bring me back a conviction,'" without studying the evidence.
Speaking to ABC News in a televised interview, Burrell says he blames her for the time that he wrongfully spent behind bars, calling Klobuchar the "source of everything that happened."
Burrell, who was sentenced to life for the killing of 11-year-old Tyesha Edwards in 2002, but due to the discovery of new evidence, Burrell's claims of innocence — and Klobuchar's record as Hennepin County attorney — are once again hot topics of discussion.
Burrell was just 16 years old when he was sentenced to life. He is now 33.
"That's what the district attorney's job is, is to either charge or not charge. You never took the time to look into this case. You never took the time to go and actually see, is this true or is this false? You know what I mean?" Burrell said.
After Burrell's interview aired, Klobuchar issued a statement, saying that she hopes the case is thoroughly investigated.
"As I've said before, this case should be reviewed immediately," she told CNN.
"This was about an 11-year-old girl, Tyesha Edwards, who was killed while she was sitting at her kitchen table doing her homework. And as a prosecutor, our job is to convict the guilty and protect the innocent," Klobuchar said in the statement, which also pointed to a number of accountability reforms she had sought as county attorney.
"So if any evidence was not put forward or was not appropriately investigated or if new evidence has emerged that should have been discovered at the time, it must be reviewed."