Man Hopes DNA Evidence Will Overturn His Murder Conviction

SOMERVILLE – Gerard Richardson, convicted in 1995 of murdering an Elizabeth woman the year before in Bernards Township, is hoping that DNA testing will prove his innocence, according to a Star-Ledger report.

Richardson was convicted of killing Monica Reyes, 19, after the prosecution presented evidence that his teeth matched a bite on the victim’s lower back. New testing found another man’s DNA in the bite.

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