PRESS RELEASE, 3/11/2014

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces release of Melowese Richardson

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the release of Melowese Richardson (DOB 12-19-54). 

Ms. Richardson previously plead No Contest to 4 counts of Illegal Voting (Felony 4) on May 28, 2013 in front of Judge Robert Ruehlman.  Judge Ruehlman sentenced her to 5 years in prison on July 17, 2013.

Today, Judge Ruehlman granted Ms. Richardson’s Motion to Withdraw Plea filed by the defense.  There was no objection from the state.  She then re-entered her plea of No Contest to the original charges and Judge Ruehlman again convicted her.  He re-sentenced her to 5 years of community control and court costs. 

Hamilton Prosecutor Joe Deters commented, “In the interest of justice, it is time for her to go home.”