A Scot released on death row in the United States after more than two decades was again charged with the threat of a former prosecutor's assistant.

Ken Richey reportedly refused to retaliate on Thursday.

Ex-Marine Kenny Richey was sentenced to execution in Ohio after a court ruled that he was responsible for triggering a fire that killed a two-year-old girl in 1986.

The 55-year-old maintained his innocence and was released in 2008, after it was found that his lawyers had mistreated the case.

Richey was released in a plea and had received support from Pope John Paul II.



Kenny Richey was on death row in Ohio for 21 years after being found guilty of arson in January 1987 for killing two-year-old Cynthia Collins in Scotland on January 9, 2008.
Kenny Richey was on death row in Ohio for 21 years after being convicted of arson in January 1987 for the murder of two-year-old Cynthia Collins

It is the second time that the Scotsman is accused of threatening those who persecuted his original case in the 1980s.

Richey, the son of a Scottish mother and American father, returned to Scotland for some time before returning to Mississippi.

In 2012, he was sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of the threat.

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