Ex-Ohio death row inmate expected back in jail

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities expect a Scotsman released from Ohio's death row about four years ago to be back in a jail cell in the state on Tuesday.

The Lima News reports (http://bit.ly/yVMIYk ) Ken Richey gave up his right to an extradition hearing in Tupelo, Miss., after being arrested on Ohio charges of retaliation and violating a civil protection order. Richey had been living in the city and Putnam County, Ohio, sheriff's deputies were headed Monday to pick him up.

Authorities say the 47-year-old Richey left a threatening phone message at the northwest Ohio courthouse where he was sentenced to death nearly 25 years ago.

Richey walked free in 2008 under a plea deal after a federal court overturned his death sentence. He'd been convicted of starting a fire that killed a toddler.

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Information from: The Lima News, http://www.limanews.com

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