Lawyer Wants Killer of Boyfriend's Parents Off Death Row

Thursday, Jun 2, 2011  |  Updated 10:54 AM CDT
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Lawyer Wants Killer of Boyfriend's Parents Off Death Row

Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice

Chelsea Richardson, 25, was condemned to death row for the slayings of Rick and Suzanna Wamsley, her boyfriend's parents, at their home in Mansfield in 2003.

Lawyers seeking to get a woman off Texas death row have renewed their claim of misconduct by a former prosecutor.

An attorney for Chelsea Richardson and the current Tarrant County district attorney's office say Mike Parrish withheld evidence and she deserves a new penalty hearing.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that both sides this week submitted documents to a judge who'll make recommendations to the Court of Criminal Appeals.

Parrish on Wednesday denied withholding evidence or lying. Parrish also says he has no problem with Richardson getting life in prison.

Richardson was convicted of capital murder in the 2003 killing of her boyfriend's parents, Rick and Suzanna Wamsley, in an alleged inheritance scheme.

Andrew Wamsley was convicted of capital murder. Susana Toledano pleaded guilty to murder. Both received life terms.

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