Richard LaFuente

Richard LaFuente Is Finally Free!

Jun 9, 2014 By Michael Hall

For 28 years, parole officials tried to get him to confess to a crime he didn’t commit. He refused—and never wavered. This is why he is the bravest man I know.

Pardon Me, Mr. President

Sep 17, 2013 By Michael Hall

Dear Mr. President: Richard LaFuente just filed a petition for executive clemency. I urge you to read it—and to commute his life sentence.

Fed Up!

Jan 21, 2013 By Michael Hall

Sure, Texas’s criminal justice system is tough. But as Fort Worth inmate Richard LaFuente could tell you, the federal criminal system is even tougher.

Another Tale of Wrongful Conviction?

Jan 21, 2013 By Michael Hall

Richard LaFuente, who was convicted of murder in 1986, has steadfastly proclaimed his innocence for more than twenty years. Now he has some unlikely support in one person—the victim's own sister.

Free Richard Lafuente!

Jan 21, 2013 By Michael Hall

They say he ran over Eddie Peltier with his El Camino on a North Dakota Indian reservation in 1983. He says he didn’t do it, and the evidence is overwhelmingly on his side—yet the Plainview native has languished in federal prison for twenty years. It’s long past time for justice to be done.