Ex-death row inmate back in prison for threatening phone call
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:52:51 GMT —
A Scotsman once on Ohio's death row for two decades is back in prison.
According to the Findlay Courier, Ken Richey was charged for retaliation and violating a civil protection order after leaving a threatening phone message for a Putnam County judge on New Year's Eve. He was arrested at his residence in Tupelo, Miss. on Wednesday.
He could face up to 10 years if convicted.
Richey was convicted of starting a fire that killed a toddler in 1987 and sentenced to death. A federal court overturned the sentence in 2008, just an hour before his scheduled execution.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)