This book is dedicated to Richard Lapointe, an innocent man whose gullibility in believing lies told by his interrogators landed him in prison for life and started me on my journey to try and understand the phenomenon of gullibility. Like all of Richard's many friends, I pray that I will live long enough to see this nonviolent but too-trusting man regain his freedom. (Annals of Gullibility by Stephen Greenspan. Praeger -- New York & London, 2009).
Lapointe Perp Walk
Richard Lapointe being taken out of the front door of the Hartford Superior Court. Photo was taken on September 6, 1992, right after Richard had been sentenced to "life plus 60 years."
Lapointe and Perske
Robert Perske of Darien, CT. The founder of The Friends of Richard Lapointe and an author and advocate who has done the most to bring attention to the plight of people with intellectual disabilities wrongly convicted of murder.
Bob Perske - Courant Photo
Fighting For Another’s Vindication: Robert Perske is an author who befriended Richard Lapointe, the Manchester man with a congenital brain malformation who was convicted of raping and murdering his wife’s grandmother. Perske, of Darien, contends that Lapointe could not have committed the crime. (The Hartford Courant). More on Perske at http://www.robertperske.com.
Young Richard Lapointe
Picture of Richard taken when he was a little boy with his Mom, Dad, and brother.