Friday, August 10, 2007

Death Row Conviction Overturned

Death row Scot Kenny Richey has had his conviction overturned on appeal for the second time by a US court.

Richey was sentenced to death more than 20 years ago after being convicted of deliberately starting a fire in Ohio in which a two-year-old girl died.

The grounds of appeal were that Richey, originally from Edinburgh, received inadequate legal representation during his trial in 1987.

I am far from qualified to comment on this, here's the story.

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