Judge Vacates Conviction Of Man Accused Of Killing Elizabeth Woman In 1994

SOMERVILLE – A Somerset County Superior Court judge vacated the conviction of a man who has served nearly 20 years in prison for the murder of an Elizabeth woman, according to a Star-Ledger report.

Judge Julie Marino made the decision based on new DNA evidence, and Gerard Richardson, 48, is expected to be released on bail this week.

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has not dismissed the murder charges against Richardson. They are expected to report on their findings in the re-investigation of the 1994 murder of Monica Reyes before the end of the year.

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