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Continued: Tevlin: After a wrongful conviction, an education

  • Article by: JON TEVLIN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 8, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The Legislature passed a bill this session that would compensate people such as Lee, who served time behind bars after being wrongly convicted. But that law was far from Lee’s mind Thursday as he prepared to collect his degree.

“He was always afraid that he would never be a success,” said Panghoua. “But he’s always been a good man and a good father. When he was in prison, I was hopeless, but I tried my best to always be there for him and told him to be positive because something good was going to come. I am very, very proud of him.” • 612-673-1702

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