Case Updates


Update 05/09/2012

A petition has be filed with the United States Supreme Court on today on Ricky's behalf.  We are praying for a favorable decision and will keep you updated on the progress.  Please keep Ricky and his family in your prayers.

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Suffolk University Student Law Article
Saint Louis American Article

Updates 02/09/2012

We are saddened to inform you Ricky's appeal for a rehearing was denied in the 8th Circuit Court by an 11 judge panel.  2 of the 11 judges voted to grant the appeal.  The court is not saying Ricky is not innocent, but as the law in written, in Amrine vs Bowersox, it does not allow him release.  Ricky's attorneys are now headed to the US Supreme court to argue for his release.  You continued support is appreciated.  If you have not registered as a supporter please do so.  Would you also please spread the message about Ricky's case through friends, church and social media. 

Please keep Ricky's situation lifted up in prayer.

Thank you.

Updates 11/22/2011

On November 18, 2011 Ricky's legal team filed the rehearing motion to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Full Panel.  His legal team is optimistic about the outcome.  Also the ADHOC Group Against Crime in Kansas City, MO has submitted a Friend of the Court Brief on Rick's behalf.  This is great news for us as we begin to see important groups support our cause.

Updates 9/1/2011

8th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision

The Actual Innocent Case of Ricky Kidd Update Interpretation 

Thank you for your interest in the updates on Rick's case.  We look forward to providing updates to those who support and follow this case of injustice.  Currently Ricky's case of actual innocence is before the US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  His attorney, Sean O'Brien, appeared for oral arguments on April 11, 2011.  We remain optimistic for a favorable ruling.
To learn the outcome of Ricky's appeal, you can email us at  One of our committee members will be happy to provide you with latest detailed updates.  

Thank you again for you interest and support.

Rick's Oral arguments 
Look under "Oral Arguments Search Options" on the left side of the screen
Select "Court Session"
Select 2011 April
Select 10-1375
Ricky Kidd vs. Jeff Norman (it is the 5th line down)

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