Compensating Wrongly Convicted James Richardson

Imagine being sent to death row for poisoning your seven children knowing you were innocent. That's what happened to James Richardson in the small town of Arcadia (90 miles southwest of Tampa), in 1968. Now, after nearly 40 years, Richardson is fighting to be compensated for his wrongful conviction

Fruit picker James Richardson went to death row in 1968 for allegedly poisoning his seven children. In the late 1980s high profile attorney Ellis Rubin started questioning the conviction.

Ellis Rubin (December 1998) "This case will illustrate what racism was in Florida in 1967."