kansas - An American may have been guilty of imprisonment for a violent robbery for which he had nothing to do with seventeen years. Behind the bars, the convicted Richard Anthony Jones was allowed to escape by the fact that a double-lane walked freely from him. When he finally managed to get a picture of that man, he came to free feet shortly later.
In 1999, Jones was sentenced to nineteen years of cell for an armed robbery. In 2015, he told Midwest Innocence Project, an institution making strong mistakes for unjustified convicts, of the story about his double-ganger. From cellmates Jones heard that he was talking to one Ricky speaking.
Researchers found that Ricky lived near the scene of crime while Jones was living in another state at that time. A judge ruled on the basis of the new facts that Richard's condemnation did not stand. It is still unclear whether the other man, Ricky, is being prosecuted for the old crime.
Jones was condemned almost two decades ago on the basis of witnesses' observations. For example, DNA evidence was not available. Fingerprints were also not found.\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n Ricky (l) and the innocent Richard (s).\n \n \n Photo: Kansas City Police Department
Against the Kansas City Star, Jones says he has to get used to living outside prison and wants to catch up with his family over the lost years.