Richard Phillips “spent more years behind bars than any other wrongfully imprisoned person in America.”In 1972 he was convicted of first degree murder & conspiracy to commit first degree murder, a crime he did not commit which carried a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole…EVER.
After serving 38 years, a man named Richard Polombo, also accused, admitted that he lied. He NEVER knew Phillips, NEVER met him, NEVER planned a murder with him. This was in 2010. However, Richard Phillips didn’t hear about this until The University of Michigan Innocence Clinic, headed by Dave Moran, got wind of the admission by Pol0mbo in 2014…four years after the admission.