Kenneth Richey's Death Sentence Overturned
Scottish citizen Kenneth Richey has been on Ohio's death row for 18 years. Today his death sentence was overturned by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in a decsion that blasted his incompetent defense counsel. The court said but for their incompetence, Richey might have been acquitted.
Richey, 40, who had been diagnosed with behavioral problems before coming to the United States to live with his American father, became a global cause celebre that elicited pleas for mercy from a British parliamentarian to Ohio Gov. Robert Taft.
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