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Death row Scot Kenny Richey back in Ohio court

Kenny Richey
Image caption Kenny Richey has been living in Mississippi

Kenny Richey has appeared in court in Ohio on charges of threatening a judge.

The 47-year-old Scot spent two decades on death row in the USA after he was convicted of starting a fire which killed a two-year-old girl.

He was released under a plea bargain deal after a US federal court overturned his sentence.

Appearing in court on Wednesday, Richey denied charges that he threatened the judge who prosecuted the original case, in a telephone message.

He was ordered to be held without bond and will face trial in May.

Richey had been living in Mississippi and was arrested there last week.

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