Innocence Project Asks New Jersey Court to Overturn Murder Conviction


The Innocence Project filed a motion before a court in Somerset County, New Jersey, today, urging the court to reverse the murder conviction of Gerard Richardson based on new DNA evidence. Richardson was convicted of the 1994 murder of Monica Reyes based largely on the testimony of a forensic dentist who testified that Richardson’s teeth matched a bite mark found on the victim’s body. New DNA testing of a swab taken from the bite mark excludes Richardson as the source and points to another male perpetrator. Richardson will be joined in court tomorrow on the motion by Innocence Project attorneys Barry Scheck and Vanessa Potkin. The prosecutor’s office could announce as early as tomorrow, how it intends to respond to the request to vacate Richardson’s conviction. 


a copy of the motion

Read more about Richardson’s case 

in the press release


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