The Victim’s Mother Speaks

In 2001, Eddie Peltier’s mother, Gladys, recorded a videotaped statement (seen below, unedited) for a federal parole hearing for Richard La Fuente. She also composed a hand-written statement, which accompanied this video and which can be read in “The Skeptic” section of this website. Gladys and her husband, John, Sr., initially believed La Fuente and his codefendants were guilty of murdering their son, but years of rumination eventually led them to the truth.

The Facts

Richard La Fuente is currently serving his 26th year in prison for a crime most believe he did not commit. If he’s innocent, and we steadfastly believe he is, that makes makes him one of the most longest-serving innocent inmates in the history of the federal prison system.