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Old Oct 13th 2004, 4:34 pm
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Default Justice for a Brit Fighting Death Penalty in FL

Error: the title has been changed but when you see it listed in the USA forum, it shows up with the original title!!

Has anyone been following the story about the fight for justice for a Brit who's been jailed in Florida for the last 18 years (15 on Death Row)? See-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ht/3733758.stm

Update: The Brit's supporters have a website dedicated to getting him a fair retrial-
http://www.krishnamaharaj.org/





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Old Oct 13th 2004, 4:44 pm
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Default Re: Justice for a Brit on Death Row in FL?

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Has anyone been following the story about the fight for justice for a Brit on Death Row in Florida? See-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ht/3733758.stm





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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../10/wrow10.xml


Kenny Richey, Now a UK citizen from Holland (but lived a long time in Edinburgh)

the case has more holes than Swiss Cheese.

apparently he climbed on a roof of someone's house and poured petrol all over the roof and set it alight.
he had a broken arm at the time

his lawyer, was a patent attorney, and had never done case trial law before.

He entered the building to try and rescue said victim once, but was beaten back by the flames.

it's kind of ridiculous, the case against Ken is a joke.
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Old Oct 13th 2004, 4:48 pm
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Default Re: Justice for a Brit on Death Row in FL?

sorry Penguin, didn't wanna hijack your thread though.

there have been a lot of British people killed on death row. The past two in Georgia, but they were wicked evil pricks so I didn't give a toss. It seems that your case also has serious flaws.
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Old Oct 13th 2004, 5:24 pm
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Default Re: Justice for a Brit on Death Row in FL?

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Kenny Richey, Now a UK citizen from Holland (but lived a long time in Edinburgh)
Beat me to it mate. The evidence for his innocence is astonishing, been following his story for a while.
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Old Oct 13th 2004, 9:07 pm
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Originally Posted by NC Penguin
Has anyone been following the story about the fight for justice for a Brit who's been jailed in Florida for the last 18 years (15 on Death Row)? See-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ht/3733758.stm

Update: The Brit's supporters have a website dedicated to getting him a fair retrial-
http://www.krishnamaharaj.org/

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OK, you corrected the error, the defendant is not on death row; his sentenced got changed albeit to a very long jail time.

The prosecution argued that the defendant (business man Krishna Maharaj) had clear motive to kill the father and son, the defense had every opportunity to rubbish this argument but obviously failed to do so most likely because the defendant had reason to see the father and son butchered. It is arguing semantics and technicalities whether the defendant was there or not to do the murders if in fact the defendant conspired to have the father and son brutally killed.

It seems the big legal problem here is getting evidence admitted to support a new trial when the evidence was available but not presented at the original trial. The same rule applies in the criminal system in England and Wales (the US system of justice is at least partly modeled on the English criminal justice system). A man in Wales was sentenced some time back to killing a teenager, there was a lot of evidence that pointed to his innocence but his legal team failed to present this evidence, for reasons best known to them, at the original trial; this kind of evidence can’t provide a legal basis for getting a new trial. The US rule is essentially the same as the English rule, new evidence must be that: NEW EVIDENCE.

The defendant was at the scene of the crime, admitted that he was in the room (couldn't maintain a denial that he was there because his finger prints were found in the hotel room). There was ample evidence that the defendant had clear motive to kill. A witness said the defendant planned to have the victims killed. As a matter of law absent genuine new evidence there is no legal basis to grant a new trial, motion to grant a new trial denied.

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Originally Posted by Manc
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../10/wrow10.xml


Kenny Richey, Now a UK citizen from Holland (but lived a long time in Edinburgh)

the case has more holes than Swiss Cheese.

apparently he climbed on a roof of someone's house and poured petrol all over the roof and set it alight.
he had a broken arm at the time

his lawyer, was a patent attorney, and had never done case trial law before.

He entered the building to try and rescue said victim once, but was beaten back by the flames.

it's kind of ridiculous, the case against Ken is a joke.
American "justice" is a joke.
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Originally Posted by Lothianlad
American "justice" is a joke.
yeah because Britain doesn't lock up innocent people, just ask Stefan Kishko.
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Default Re: Justice for a Brit on Death Row in FL?

Or give 6 teens probation for kicking another one to death. Or a couple of years for burning a pupil to death in a skip. On the whole I admire the American justice system compared to Britains. Life means life here, not 10 years.
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Originally Posted by Manc
sorry Penguin, didn't wanna hijack your thread though.

there have been a lot of British people killed on death row. The past two in Georgia, but they were wicked evil pricks so I didn't give a toss. It seems that your case also has serious flaws.
Georgia!!!

I live in Georgia :scared:

They were evil pricks!!!

I'm classed as an evil prick being an explicit atheist :scared:

I'm screwed
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Georgia!!!

I live in Georgia :scared:

They were evil pricks!!!

I'm classed as an evil prick being an explicit atheist :scared:

I'm screwed
turn yourself in at the local courthouse, that'll give them plenty of time to get the injection ready............
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turn yourself in at the local courthouse, that'll give them plenty of time to get the injection ready............
I thought they were short on flu shots
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We all know you get a fair trial before they hang you. You cannot let evidence get in the way of a good lynching
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You know what the funniest thing about lethal injection? They swab your arm with alcohol first


Gee, thanks. I wouldn't want to get any germs as I die
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Here's the first from Ga:

http://www.geocities.com/trctl11/ingram.html

Good riddance.
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