RICHARDSON, GERARD: Oddee online -
116,432. Who knew that something as small as a bite mark would lead to the overturning of a murder conviction of a man imprisoned for nearly two decades.
A 19-year-old girl was found dead in a Bernards Township ditch in New Jersey in 1994, and Gerard Richardson became the right man for the crime after prosecutors used bite-mark evidence to convict him.
But they were wrong, and DNA evidence helped prove that in October of 2013 with the help of the Innocence Project. The new evidence showed that the bite mark used to convict Richardson belonged to another male.
After nearly 20 years behind bars, Richardson was a free man.
Had his conviction held up, Richardson wouldn't have been eligible for parole until May 2025. (Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) Oddee online report ‘10 of the Worst Wrongful Imprisonment Cases’