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The Sad Case of Richard Lapointe: A Lesson in Wayward Justice  By: Matthew Salla February 20, 2011 Law Student at Syracuse University College of Law

Richard Lapointe—An Unlikely Killer in a Cellblock With Real Ones
by Robert Perske

ETHICS AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES Winter 2008 An Editorial by Robert W. Veatch  Reprinted with Permission. PDF file, requires Adobe Reader. The Puzzling Confession of Richard Lapointe by Bob Perske inSIGHT Magazine, Spring 20008, vol 2, Issue 1, pages 14, 15, 19 and 20.

The Sad Case of Richard Lapointe: Update from Robert PerskeThe Newsletter of the Network on Ethics and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 11, No. 1, Winter 2008

 False Confessions From 53 Persons With Intellectual Disabilities: The List Keeps Growing  by Bob Perske Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Vol. 46, No. 6, pp. 468–479. December 2008 This article is not about Richard Lapointe; it’s about 53 individuals who, like Richard, confessed to serious felonies they did not commit. All of the 53 individuals have been legally exonerated. We, the Friends of Richard Lapointe, will not rest until he is exonerated and added to this list.

Gisli Gudjonsson’s Penchant for Corroboration. By Bob Perske. Published in The Champion, a periodical of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. December 2007. Reprinted with Permission.

A Mentor for Our Movement and Friend for Our Souls. By Leigh Ann Davis, M.S.S.W., M.P.A. Cover story for INSIGHT, quarterly publication for ARC United States. Tribute to Bob Perske, founder of Friends of Richard Lapointe!

We Believe That Richard Lapointe Did Not Kill Bernice Martin: Article in the American Journal of Mental Retardation (AJMR), by Bob Perske, October 2001. AJMR is now the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AJIDD) .

Deception in the Interrogation Room: Sometimes Tragic for Persons With Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities” by Robert Perske (Mental Retardation. December 2000). Copyright 2000 by the American Association on Mental Retardation (now the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Posted online with permission. Check out or click here to download.


Centurion Ministries: The primary mission of Centurion Ministries is to vindicate and free from prison those who are completely innocent of the crimes for which they have been unjustly convicted and imprisoned for life or death. We also assist our clients, once they are freed, with reintegration into society on a self-reliant basis.

Truth in Justice: Truth in Justice is an educational non-profit organized to educate the public regarding the vulnerabilities in the U. S. criminal justice system that make the criminal conviction of wholly innocent persons possible.

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Perske Prints: Stunning pencil portraits by Martha Perske.

Robert Perske – founder of the Friends of Richard Lapointe

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