Lawyer Bryan Riddle asks FBI Director James Comey to release a medical records of a woman who died in the police custody of the man charged with her murder.
The man is the son of the woman’s former boyfriend.
Riddle, who represents R.J. Ransom, asked Comey to provide documents related to the death of his clients client, John Ransom.
The documents could be relevant to the ongoing investigation into Ransom’s death, he wrote in a letter to Comey dated March 6.
Riddell is asking for the documents in response to a request by the FBI and a civil lawsuit filed by Ransom attorney Mark Zaid.
“It is very clear that this is a matter of life and death for our clients,” Riddle wrote.
“Please release the records of my client to help us determine the facts, if any, that are relevant to this tragic event.”
A spokesman for the FBI did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on the letter.
Riddles attorneys have said he is in a desperate situation because of the allegations against him and he is not allowed to travel without the FBI, which is based in New York City.
A lawyer for the man in the case did not return a message requesting comment.
In addition to the Riddells, the FBI released a statement from former New York Police Department Deputy Commissioner Peter Zeffert.
“The Department of Justice will investigate any possible criminal activity that may have been involved in the death, and the Department will continue to aggressively pursue the information, and prosecute those responsible,” Zefft said.
Ridsdale is accused of killing his wife, Julie, on June 10, 2016, while they were out for a walk on the Upper West Side.
She was 29 and he was 30.
Julie Riddel, 29, died after Ridsden stabbed her in the head with a kitchen knife, according to the criminal complaint.
She also died after police arrested Ridsdel, and he confessed to the killing.
Ridden is accused by prosecutors of having sex with Julie Riddle while he was her boyfriend.
Julie’s body was discovered in the back seat of her SUV on July 15, 2016.
The complaint said Ridsdell had tried to hide his identity by removing his identification from a plastic baggie, but that he had a different driver’s license.
He also admitted to using an alias in his online job applications, the complaint said.
He was arrested a week later and charged with first-degree murder and two counts of first-class murder.
Rydell is scheduled to be arraigned March 25 in Manhattan Criminal Court.
His attorney, James Ransom Jr., did not respond to requests for comment on his client’s letter.