A US appeal court has found that his original trial was too flawed to stand. The state is expected to appeal.
Kenny Richey has spent 19 years on death row for the murder by arson of his former girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter. Expert opinion that the fire was started deliberately with a flammable liquid has been challenged since the original trial, and the court wasn't apparently told that the girl had the habit of playing with matches and had already managed to start 3 small fires before the fatal night.
Ten years ago Richey came within an hour of execution. He had already said goodbye to his mother and had his head shaved.
BBC story here.