As William “Ricky” Virgil grew previous in his jail cell, he by no means stopped proclaiming his innocence.
He discovered to file authorized briefs on his personal behalf. He sued the Kentucky Division of Corrections. He managed to show that one of many jailhouse informants who testified towards him had lied underneath oath.
However his case gained no actual traction till it was adopted by the Kentucky Innocence Undertaking.
Solely then, with lawyer Linda A. Smith and investigator James “Jimmer” Dudley by his aspect, did Virgil lastly make the headway that may result in new DNA testing and an overturned conviction.
The Enquirer explores the battle waged between the Kentucky Innocence Undertaking and the Campbell County Commonwealth’s Lawyer Workplace in Chapter 7 of “Accused: The Unsolved Homicide of Retha Welch.”
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