|This article is about the Video Game character. You may be looking for his appearance in the Comic Series.|
Before the outbreak, Thomas was caught red-handed for the murder of his wife, as he was found and apprehended by the police in the process of cutting her body to pieces to cover up the murder. After being sentenced, he was driven to Meriwether County Correctional Facility by a police officer. On the drive down, Thomas kicked and twisted in his seat "like a fussy baby on an airplane", as the officer puts it, and repeatedly insisted upon his innocence, crying and yelling, "Mama, it's all a big mistake! It wasn't me!" This is narrated by the police officer to Lee Everett, as he recalled that Thomas was "one of the worst" he had ever transported. The officer speculated that Thomas had fooled himself into believing that he didn't actually kill anyone.
Thomas is mentioned by officer while in the car, about how he killed his own wife, and then went crazy in the back seat, crying and saying it wasn't him. The officer uses him as an example to say "people will go mad when they believe their life is over."
For the rest of the game, Thomas' whereabouts remain unknown, until his story continued in the Comic Series. For more details see:
- Main article: Thomas Richards (Comic Series)
This list shows the victims Thomas has killed:
- Mrs. Richards (Pre-Apocalypse)
- His name is never mentioned in-game, but was confirmed by Telltale Games.