Kenny Richey

Born Aug 3, 1964

Kenneth "Kenny" Thomas Richey is a British-US dual citizen, born to a Scottish mother and American father, who was raised in Scotland but moved to Ohio, United States to join his father in late 1982. He was on death row for 21 years in Ohio after being convicted in January 1987 of murdering two year-old Cynthia Collins by arson in 1986.… Read More

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1964 Birth Born in 1964.


1978 14 Years Old Richey received his first mental health evaluation in January 1978, when thirteen years old, and was briefly treated and evaluated for erratic behaviour in various mental institutions. … Read More


1997 33 Years Old …  In March 1997 an appeal lodged with the same judge who sentenced Richey to death was rejected. … Read More


2005 41 Years Old 1 More Event
During this stage of appeal, on 25 January 2005, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned his conviction and sentence, ruling firstly that Richey's original legal counsel had been incompetent, and secondly, questioning the application of the principle of 'transferred intent.' … Read More
Their engagement ended in March 2006, as following the overturning of his conviction, Richey re-established his relationship with his ex-wife and son.
On August 10, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld its January 2005 overturning of Richey's conviction and death sentence due to ineffective counsel, and once again ordered Kenny Richey re-tried or released within 90 days. … Read More
2008 44 Years Old Richey has been arrested several times since he returned to the UK. Most seriously, he was charged with assaulting and robbing 63-year-old Robert McCall at his Edinburgh apartment on July 11, 2008, and another assault six days later.
2009 45 Years Old He faced trial in March 2009. … Read More
2012 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2012 Richey agreed to plead guilty to a retaliation charge in exchange for prosecutors dropping a charge that he broke a protection order when he called the Putnam County courthouse in Ottawa on December 31, 2011. … Read More
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