Innocent New Jersey Man Released From Prison
- New Jersey 10/30/2013 by Linda Perry Barr (WBAI News)
Gerard Richardson was released from a New Jersey prison last night after serving 19 years for a murder he didn’t commit.
The Innocence Project which seeks to free wrongly convicted people, obtained DNA test results which removed the only physical evidence the state used to convince a jury of Richardson's guilt. He now gets to be with his 78 year old mom and his brother and sister. He claimed his innocence since the 1995 conviction.
Gerard Richardson (2nd from left) with his sister Yvette, Innocence Project Senior Staff Attorney Vanessa Potkin and his brother Kevin.