BY KYLE HUTCHISON
In 1995, Gerard Richardson was imprisoned for 1st degree murder. Almost two decades later, Richardson has maintained his innocence and finally proved he never killed anyone. According to FoxNews.com, Richardson was released Tuesday on bail after the court ordered DNA testing showed he did not kill 19 year old Monica Reyes.
The court originally convicted Richardson based on bite marks left on Reyesâ body when they found her. An expert testified saying that the marks on Reyesâ body matched Richardsonâs teeth. Her body was found in a ditch in Bernards Township, New Jersey.
Richardson has maintained his innocence since he was first jailed in 1995, and finally due to new technology and help from the Innocence, Project Richardson was given a DNA test. The test proved that his DNA did not match the DNA found on the bite marks that had condemned him 18 years before.