Even a juror from Lee's trial is now questioning whether Lee was responsible for the crash. Danny Buechler of St. Paul told the St. Paul Pioneer-Press that he would like to see Lee released from prison. "I hope he gets mercy," said Buechler.
Toyota's recent safety recalls did not include Lee's Camry, although Toyota did recall select 1996 Camrys for a possible cruise control defect that was linked to sudden acceleration. It has not yet been determined if Lee's car was a part of that recall.
Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons said he thought it would be "inappropriate" for the company to comment on the case.