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Freed Death Row Brit Facing US Prison Again
A British man who spent two decades on Death Row in the US could be sent back to jail after admitting he threatened a judge.
Kenny Richey has pleaded guilty to a retaliation charge and now faces up to three years in prison.
The 47-year-old Scot agreed to plead guilty in exchange for prosecutors dropping a charge that he broke a protection order when he called the Putnam County courthouse in Ottawa on New Year's Eve.
Investigators said Richey was at his home in Tupelo, Mississippi, when he left the phone message for county judge Randall Basinger, warning that he was coming to get him.
Mr Basinger was the judge who prosecuted in Richey's original case.
Richey returned to Scotland in January 2008 after 21 years in a US prison awaiting execution.
The former marine, who was born to a Scottish mother and American father, walked free in 2008 under a plea deal after a federal court overturned his death sentence.
He had been convicted of starting a fire that killed a toddler. He denied any involvement and became well-known in Britain as he fought for his release.
He now lives in Tupelo, where he was arrested in January.
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Just imagine how many babies America has napalmed and possibly phosphorous bombed, if they use that stuff. No, they prefer to fuel-air bomb people. Well, this comment isn't going to be online for long, is it? ...
What has that got to do with this story?