March Held To Protest Richardson Guilty Verdict

Around 40 people marched the streets of Greenville Saturday afternoon protesting the guilty verdict in the double murder trial of James Richardson.

Richardson was found guilty Wednesday in a drive-by shooting resulting in the deaths of Landon Blackley and Andrew Kirby.

According to Richardson's sister, Sharon Perkins, she says, "We're here today on behalf of James Richardson, the unrighteousness that's been done in the courtroom."

A day after the jury found Richardson guilty one juror, Lamuel Anderson, spoke out saying he was coerced by other jurors to go with the guilty verdict.

The protestors want a mistrial to be declared, but Pitt County District Attorney Clark Everett said Thursday, "The juror was personally polled and ascended every question, that was his verdict and as I understand the law the jury's verdict stands."

But these protestors say they will not give up, Katrina Howard said, "We know in the end we will win."

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