Vettraino Released from Prison

By: Katie Weber
By: Katie Weber

A man convicted of the murder of a bowling green woman is released from prison to await a new trial.

Riccardo Vettraino was released from the Green River Correctional Complex.

Vettraino was released on 500-thousand dollar cash and surety bond, and will await his new trial in Michigan at his parents' home.

Vettraino was convicted in 1996 of shooting and killing Julie Speakman, and severely wounding her husband John in their kitchen in 1995.

But in 2003 Vettraino's conviction was set aside, when it was learned Speakman had a gun in his nightstand.

That information had not been revealed in Vettraino's original trial.

Recently Judge John Grise set Vettraino's new trial for March 6th of 2006.

Vettraino will now be under 24-hour home incarceration with electronic monitoring in his parents' residence in Michigan.

And police can check at any time to make sure Vettraino is in his parents' home.


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