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A 43-year-old Scottish man has been freed after spending nearly half his life on death row in the US.
Kenny Richey was finally released after spending 21 years behind bars for the murder of two-year-old Cynthia Collins in Ohio.
He has always insisted he had nothing to do with her death, and last month agreed a deal to secure his release in return for a no contest plea to charges including attempted involuntary manslaughter.
Originally posted by Mekanic
That's BS. Go stab somebody, and when you go to court for it, plead No Contest. You still get a fine, you still go to jail.
I'm not confused by the plea bargain, I'm confused as to why he was let out.
Richey's "no contest" plea at an Ohio court on Monday was accepted and he was sentenced to time already served.
If there's no proof stating that he was innocent, and he gave a plea of no contest, he should still be sitting in the Greybar Hilton.
Originally posted by NGC2736
I have a friend who spent time on the Arizona Death Row. His name is Paris Carriger, and I have his permission to use his story. He is now an advocate to abolish the death penalty, and often speaks to groups. Google him. Learn how another inmate admitted, even bragged, about the very crime Paris went to prison for. And yet, in the end, he gave in and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, because the state of Arizona wasn't about to admit any wrong doing.
Rule # 1, the state is never wrong.
Rule #2, if the state is wrong, see rule # 1.