Richardson’s Conviction Expected To Be Vacated In 1994 Murder

SOMERVILLE – Nearly 20 years after being convicted of the murder of an Elizabeth woman, Gerard Richardson is expected to have that conviction vacated as the result of new DNA evidence, according to a Star-Ledger report.

Richardson received a 30-year prison sentence in 1995 for the 1994 murder of 19-year-old Monica Reyes.

A court hearing is scheduled for today, and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has said it will not oppose the motion to vacate the conviction, according to the report. While the defense hopes to see the charges against Richardson dismissed, he could be put on trial again.

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