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From: Kay Lee
To: MTWT Celebration
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 10:02 PM
Subject: [patrickcrusade] INNOCENT MAN IS JUSTIFIED:
Kenny Richey is almost free!!
THE INNOCENT SCOT ON DEATH ROW IS ALMOST FREE
If you haven't heard about it yet, you will. There's
a celebration in the air: Kenny is an innocent man living on death
row in an Ohio prison and the authorities may finally acknowledge what
we've known all along. After all these years, he may finally be exhonerated.
You can better appreciate the excitement we are all feeling if you realize
that Karen and Kenny Richey have fought his sentence valiently for something
like 19 years: Word comes after all this time: His conviction
has been overturned!!! This is hopeful for every one of us, for all
the injustice we struggle against, for the innocence and those being done
wrong in this system - Take heed - There is hope! Kenny and Karen
Richey persevered and now the break has come! I'll be holding my
breath for the next 90 days and then we can all celebrate freedom with
them. Article follows...
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 12:28 PM
Subject: [patrickcrusade] KENNY NEWS :))))))))))))))))
Hi all The decision has come. Kennys conviction
has been overturned and the DA has 90 days to retry him. More news when
I have it
Jan. 25, 2005
OHIO: Appeals court tosses death sentence for U.S.-British
In Cincinnati, a federal appeals court on Tuesday threw
out the conviction and death sentence of a man with dual U.S.-British citizenship
who was convicted of killing a 2-year-old girl by starting a fire in his
A 3-judge panel of 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled
that Kenneth T. Richey received incompetent legal counsel and ordered the
state of Ohio to retry him within 90 days or release him.
Richey, who always maintained his innocence, was convicted
of killing Cynthia Collins, who died in 1986 in a fire at her mother's
apartment in the northwest Ohio town of Columbus Grove. Prosecutors said
Richey intended to kill his ex-girlfriend but ended up killing the child.
The case received wide attention in Great Britain, where
filmmakers produced two documentaries questioning Richey's guilt. British
citizens and politicians have written thousands of letters to news organizations
and government offices to protect his conviction.
Amnesty International sought a new trial for Richey, and
one member of Britain's Parliament visited Richey on death row in Mansfield
last year and asked Gov. Bob Taft to review the case.
Kim Norris, spokeswoman for Attorney General Jim Petro,
said lawyers were reviewing the ruling to determine whether to appeal.
State attorneys could ask the full circuit court or the U.S.Supreme Court
to consider the case.
(source: Associated Press)
Did you know?
"Had Kenny accepted any of the plea-bargains he
was offered, he would have been released well in time to have celebrated
the new millenium in freedom. The only reason not to, is that he won't
admit to something he didn't do - he is stubborn in that respect."
KRC - The Official Kenny Richey Campaign
2683 Rockcliff Rd. SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
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