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kenny aged just $21.00 just charged with murder and sound guilty. after 21 years in prison he was meant to be destined for the light. is a mighty verify those that. were looking for a kenny ricci i mean you've done to. get me is that here i. very rarely kimberly were found you. know as you know when 10 i don't. know if. off. we've been told you're livin
in sand but i. still can't believe this how long will you stay here already. a few weeks 2 weeks. just because you have no other place to you to stay no other place to go. or bar friends relatives in. your own do. you have money to pay rent not. published but it wouldn't be here when i was written about your story i came across the fact that by the time 20072008 when you were about to lease you have so much worldwide that sound so many famous people spoke out in your favor it does seem like very much you get a 2nd chance to get a fresh start. something one rock covering one long.
my name is kenneth ritchie. 54 years old and spent $21.00 and a half years on death row on ohio. for a crime i didn't commit. the crime of arson monday. of a 2 year old child. get nasty riccio was tried in ohio for aggravated murder committed in the course of a fallacy. evidence showing that respondent set fire in their part enough he's neither collins in an attempt to kill his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend who were spending the night together in the apartment below the intended victims to skate unharmed but how cold this is 2 year old daughter cynthia died in the fire.
nobody going to old farm village apartments from columbus grove ohio where the fire started. and where my life ended. i haven't been to this place. in. july 1000 years serving as a prima fascia 1st time back the. long haul feel about the city and i guess. they are old farm village apartment. and go. national one of his on fire. all farm village apartment was pretty much. an apartment in the low income area and money on welfare could pick it up and stop the. complex at parties.
everybody was. drinking and getting going. nicely. to the balcony. now how is anybody going to climb up with a broken hand and. carry him to continue nose and gasoline and pants and and drunk oh their mind is impossible can't be done. on july 29th 1986 there was a party at the old farm village apartment complex at the time kenny was suffering from depression and drinking a lot that night was no exception. and 2 o'clock noon and carried on an early hours in the morning the mothers when. she was off. getting high. a couple
a couple stopped by friends. she would come i thought they were them. she said yeah. baby so. she came downstairs and measure was passed and me. and what's good he told me. and shook my head. at the trial collins claim that ricci had agreed to babysit her daughter while she was away. allegedly in exchange for letting him crash on her sofa that night however neighbors saw him fall into the bushes and passing out soon afterwards. passed over there where no one. in the bushes. and when he woke up. i went to mom thought of meat. my
apartments in the back. and then you went over here just to see was going on. ok i'm from the other side. how big was the fire. you can see a lot of smoke and flames. next thing. the body gets into your cones. pretty straight to see a little girl like that. and we're heading i don't know what dreams about what happened about seeing fear i mean where you sleep some bad dreams. no. no not
about. oh we better get going. bro. how you doing. so you're at the house. which will address. there's a bloody hard then. you'll get your. one to ask you know. 2010 . years 8 years in my name is steven ritchie and i'm cammies youngest brother how did we get along. good i mean. when we all go i looked up to him. you
know it's. 1213 you know i look up to me and i really. you know for 21 years it was. one really as much of a relationship is in prison and so is mine you know our relationship was no phone calls and that was a. concern about richie calling on his condition trial was pretty much a farce they are ahead and building for that trial started a murder trial and that takes 3 judges 45 minutes to. include some guys guilty. to no. death penalty. the ohio accord was told that canning too could vanish of the sack at the neighboring apartment had been last with only the 2 year old victim inside it was
alleged that his intention was for the fire to spread to the lower floor where he's ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend were sleeping the keys relied on that to stim only 6 people attending the party who stated under oath that ricci was drunk and that's threatening to burn down the building. there was to be people that said threaten to burn the building in some way. towards a section. going to a bowl and. 3 different variations of it. you know i was garbage to the people are attracted to statements people lie. and sometimes there's no explanation a lie and almost cost me my life so far as some of the evidence goes in the goes back to. let's go back to the fire marshal. marshall stated that kenny had poured
gasoline on his not on the porch also. and it was traced in the guest room on the floor. to please be seated. almost 20 years later gaining his lores would prove that the investigation had been flawed resulting in the wrong conclusions. there was a brand new portion of this bill. when the farm marshal stated that he didn't take chippings out of the charred port to chip wood chips for me brand new build. dead. but he stated they were charred. crime lab screwed up and didn't do it. their tests properly. or didn't read them properly and that's was. we had the best experts in the world take a look at it and said no this is not gasoline. you know pain and false i
wouldn't you want to present that and the judge just took it as trees fell you. execute just one innocent person that's. reason enough to have the death penalty and they just don't do that we're going to. going to either kill you. you'll mess. oh i'm proud of stephen better put out a. great for themselves you know beautiful from lee and i sort of. in the jail she.
says you have a brother living around where you can go to use a place to stay for a while until you get back to. you never offered to know. and i'm too proud. all these years we should all. try and make. it just so full i've. tried. mike every time. just when things go good. the rug pulled out from under me. it's all part of the bloody life. and examine still me jenny had no regular job or any kind of stable income.
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my neighbors are ramsi proud of them or anyone here in form this is called sanctuary for years already offers. housing and restoration for at risk and homeless veterans they always have that. how you would be nice to have you been imprisoned do you have a film that i come to know most places will be when you get the stigma attached to you so that you know again. you know how much of a life left i meant to mr rich and in the end of october. 2002 so roughly a year ago i gave him a place to stay at least a roof over his head and i and any change he would do menial tasks around the house through the days did he appreciate what i've done for him. to be honest. i'd have
to say no he stopped paying me you know. you no longer paid me to $250.00 a week sadly enough for that i was paying no rent. no utilities but i wasn't getting i wasn't getting any money. it threw me all of the a problem you know told me to leave communication north arnold be skinny a place to live on condition that he get his act together and find a job to secure a steady income but that never happened in his case he drank extensively. and he. was subject to drug use not only drug use but a lot of the also come along with prostitution. and that's just not for a way to renovate your life and get back on a positive path he had an opportunity to redeem his life he had an opportunity to raise. years of imprisonment and even take full advantage of the opportunity i
think to me hasn't forgiven himself for something he's been in a safe haven and make it right because it's eating you alive you're just not happy with yourself. when he took me to mysel him put me in a. door slam it and you know death row inmates or. recognized by the red stripe and it goes down the side of the pants son of the penlight. indicate sure. that you're in there for execution and every time you walk in the corridors of the president there's a dead man walking dead man walking. again he never admitted guilt and launched repeated appeals to have his case review his death sentence was postponed with 8.
new submission but if one was refused a new date in time for the execution was scheduled over his 21 years in prison he was stolen 13 different occasions the exact date and time when he would die as depression. and. mentally. but i bring every detail of another or another piece of me died i know that on one day the very for the call is. on drugs or not if you don't mind my life is full of bad memories. now more needs to be kept. don't need to remember don't want to remember them.
it's easy. to do when you're. not as if he'd do the most with the oxygen cherry. leading you to yeah but mine is very good did you. think it was so emotional because you know she loves me because so far away. she lost me she lost me all those years ago and i always knew that he was innocent i've read the truth but nobody. would prove that i'm wrong. i've been down this road with him forever in almost 60 years. and i had to get to. because it was. in the early 2000. and cold kenneth ricci has been sentenced to death and the states began to attract media attention on both
sides of the pond. they haven't reported or they contacted me wanting to talk to me and stuff and over to me the tangle of court. judges trying to prosecute. you know i was innocent when the article came out and just went from there it's like you know. phone tag to me and then people started writing me. new to. the proclaimers. orders for a whole chunk all over the car while. you were going to go to understand the national came out. publicly stated. my case would be one of the most compelling case is a bit of power and there since the human human rights champion. were seen.
in 2000 someone get his lawyers came to an agreement with the prosecutors. the arson and murder charges swear a plea bargain down to child endangerment. this was enough to secure rich's release considering the amount of time he told what he spends in prison. only one person in the courthouse still believes him can his guilt bellary basically. the victims. i have been here for i think i'm going to face get through it but i want to know you won't be nobody you know. people you will. know i never can take any confusion he loves kids. who are those children. he wouldn't. be you know the idea why so many neighbors and other people who live. here in the testimonies to give him
a probably pissed off somewhere. ken he started asking me that the age old question about going to help. oh is there talk about am i going to go to hell for what happened cynthia call ins. and i would tell him again for the millionth viewer to drop charring member what happened any didn't know the baby was there and i really believed that and he turned around . and in the most evil voice i had ever heard come out of his mouth with an accent. he goes. i knew she was there and i knew exactly what i was doing.
my name is karen i am rich and i am the ex-wife. of kenneth rich karen married gay mean do you think i was in a lot of it 3 years after it was finally released from prison. i had no idea what i was getting into i had no clue because i truly believed in his story about being incarcerated for 21 and a half years for a crime he didn't commit. and i thought ok i'll play into your ego because i really wanted to know how the fire started and i thought how can i ask this question how can i get this information from him without him. lying to me i said because you are just so incredibly smart you outsmart them he goes because they're a bunch of dumb asses i'm like ok. because it was easy because you take
a lit cigarette it will come back to it in the boat. behind the couch and that i walk down the street 30 minutes later a place goes up in smoke and they can't connect me to the crime. i didn't expect that. i was just absolute shock. i am married to satan. himself. she's a lawyer just good morning you know. something like. 3 years to come forward with. us just. trying to make money off. she told me. problem of cold cold cold didn't cope with me.
because i ran into it there are other spirits that decided to intervene and one was his father. and his father came to me in the middle of the night open my eyes same the same time and i. see this figure in the doorway. shadow walk through the door around the bed. and right next to me again and. he said we need your hope. tokay that he's been forgiven. and. he says we need your help to save his soul. the next night. i go to bed and i heard these footsteps. on the carpet running to the side of the
bed. of course i wake up and i looked and there was this little lying. little same size as my right there. and i'm in shock and she said. i need to deliver a message. and you should you tell kenny that i forgive them. and forget. i said. ok. to another look. at the spiritual experience. and i had the little girl that died in the fire cynthia collins.
i have. had very few of that kind of thing happen where you shake your core when you're around something so evil was kenneth ritchie that happened. some of the bush people would normally also think. what call bush really nice at times i'm too nice a potion. phobic about. figure some of the story to. get through to. so i. can do rebel. child control the pain. despite the claims of kenneth reaches ex-wife the common smirk case was never reopened. karen herself wanted us to make clear that
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