An Innocent dad, Richard Jones spent 17 years in a US jail for an armed robbery carried out by a LOOKALIKE who shared the same name with him. Richard from Kansas City, Kansas, who was locked up for a crime he did not do has been set free after cops found his lookalike.
Jones had been jailed for armed robbery in 1999 after an eyewitness said he was the robber. But during a new hearing into his case this same witness could not tell Jones from a man called Ricky who looks just like him.
Jones also lived on the other side of Kansas while his lookalike lived where the robbery happened.
It also turned out that there was no physical, DNA or fingerprint evidence.
After being released, Jones told the Kansas City Star.: “I don’t believe in luck, I believe I was blessed.”
Jones had unsuccessfully appealed his case several times.
But two years ago he heard about a man in jail who…
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