Kenny Richey Retrial: Change Of Venue Requested
Ohio Attorney General\'s Office and Putnam County Prosecutor have said they will retry the high profile death penalty case of Kenneth Richey (High Profile Death Penalty case is what the Attorney General\'s Office have stated it is) The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio has yet again ordered that Kenny Richey be released or re-tried in 90 days. Two years ago, in 2005 a similar order led the state of Ohio to refer the decision to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, who ordered the Sixth Circuit to reconsider their decision. The original decision was ratified, resulting in the Attorney General of Ohio\'s office and the Prosecutor of Putnam County to issuing a statement confirming their joint intention of retrying Mr Richey. Brian Laliberte, Ohio deputy first assistant attorney general, said late on 24th August to a Scottish newspaper, \"We will be retrying Mr. Richey in the near future.\" We have taken a look at the Sixth Circuit Courts decision and, after consulting with the Putnam County Prosecutor, we have decided not to appeal the decision of the court. He said that prosecutors will be preparing their new case over the next two or three months. On Friday 31st August, a joint statement from the Office of The Attorney General and County Prosecutor Gary Lammers, was released saying they would retry together,the \"High profile death penalty case of Kenneth Richey.\" Consideration must be given to the fact that Kenneth Richey was advised by his attorney, at the original trial, to waive his right to a jury trial and accept a 3 judge panel, because local feeling would not be conducive to a fair trial. Consideration should also be given to the fact that the Assistant Prosecutor, Randall Basinger, of the original trial is now a Judge in the VERY same court room where the State will want to retry Kenny. For Twenty-One years Kenneth Richey has fought to have evidence presented which may lead to his exoneration and to have it placed before a jury of his peers. \"The High Profile\" Richey retrial, should it proceed, will be held under the microscope of International Opinion and in the interest of justice, must be held at a venue removed from an area where gossip, on which evidence was based, has been transformed into folk-lore. Why would a man remain on death row for 21 years when he could have been free after eleven, if only he would take a plea and admit guilt Conclusion, he REALLY is INNOCENT ! A Change of Venue is the ONLY way that this trial will be just and fair.