Ex-Death Row Scot to wed on Christmas Eve

FORMer Death Row Scot Kenny Richey is to marry his fiancée in Mississippi on Christmas Eve.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 22nd December 2014, 9:07 am
Kenny Richey. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Kenny Richey. Picture: Ian Rutherford

But the Edinburgh-born former US Marine – who spent 21 years on Death Row over the death of a toddler in a fire before being freed in a plea bargain deal in 2008 – will be unable to toast his nuptials because parole officers have banned him from alcohol.

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Last month, he finished a three-year sentence in an Ohio jail for threatening a prosecutor from the original trial.

He was drunk on Hogmanay 2011 when he called the man, now a judge.

The wedding ceremony will take place at the home in Tupelo, Mississippi, which he shares with fiancée Karen Charves.