A man convicted of one of the most infamous mass murders in Florida history is gaining allies in his bid for state payback — 24 years after being freed from prison by prosecutors who dropped the case against him.
James Richardson was a migrant farmworker in the DeSoto County town of Arcadia. Just days before Halloween 1967, he was accused of poisoning his seven children with insecticide after they came home from school for a lunch of rice, beans and cheese.
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