Breaking News: Kelley Found Not Guilty

March 21, 2013

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After initially saying they were deadlocked Wednesday evening, but resuming negotiations on Thursday morning,the jury in the trial of former Woodstock police officer and sheriff Richard “Rick” Kelley, 57, now of Pawlet, returned two not guilty verdicts just before 2 p.m. on both felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.
Kelley was promptly acquitted by Judge Robert Gerety and the four-day-long case was brought to a close.

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Resident March 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I knew it

Ken Cooper March 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm

“Kelley was promptly acquitted”, to bad he can’t promptly be given back the two years that were torn from him and his family. Innocent until proven guilty never seems to apply in cases like Rick Kelley’s.
Perhaps if we protected the name of the accused as carefully as that of the accuser those who are not guilty of these sort of crimes would not have to pay for them before they go to trial.

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