A 29 year old refugee from Laos in jail on a vehicular homicide conviction may actually have been a victim of sudden acceleration and problems with his '96 Toyota Camry brakes.
Koua Fong Lee is serving 8 years in prison for a fatal accident he claims was never his fault. In 2006, his 96' Toyota Camry crashed in Minnesota, killing three people. Lee, who didn't speak much English, always maintained that his brakes were not working. His car was moving at an estimated speed of 70 to 90 miles per hour at the time of the fatal accident. He was driving his family, including pregnant wife and child, home from church on a Sunday morning.
But now, there may be some relief in sight for Lee. Toyota's recent troubles might hold the key to his freedom. According to ABC News, Lee's lawyers have discovered that some 1996 Camrys had received complaints due to "unintended acceleration" (or "sudden acceleration") problems.