The man that won his freedom after spending more than 2 decades on death row will once again find himself in a state penitentiary.
Kenneth Richey sentenced Monday morning to 3 years the maximum time for a charge of retaliation.
Richey agreed to a negotiated plea agreement back in April to the January indictment.
The retaliation charge stemmed from a call Richey made on News Years Eve of 2011 threatening Putnam County Common Pleas Judge Randall Basinger.
In an impact statement read by Basinger he told the court he has received 9 death threats from Richey over the years since his conviction with one as recently as last night.
Basinger also read statements from reports filed in the case about Richey's mental status citing that he is a sociopathic felon with a tendency to become angry, volatile and dangerous.
Judge Dale Crawford appointed to the case said that the most recent threat is hear say and did not influence his decision on sentencing.
Richey admits to the New Years Eve call and says he regrets making it but does not agree with much in the judge's impact statement.
Richey did get 112 days credit of time served.
Just before Richey's sentencing a civil protection order involving many of the people involved in the Cynthia Collins trial has been extended until 2018.
That protection order was part of the terms of Richey's release from death row.