Man demands $1M compensation for going to jail for a crime he didn't commit


A man jailed for armed robbery in 1999 is seeking
nearly $1million in compensation after police found
his criminal lookalike.
Metro UK reports that Richard Jones, from Kansas
City, was released last year after a judge called
into question his original conviction. He had spent
17 years in prison because an eyewitness said he
was the robber.
Interestingly, other inmates repeatedly told him he
looked like a criminal named Ricky Amos while he
was in jail.
Jones lives on the other side of Kansas while his
lookalike lived near where the robbery took place.
It later turned out there was no DNA or fingerprint
evidence linking Jones to the crime.
He has now filed a petition seeking $1million in
compensation from the state of Kansas.
His lawyer, Richard Ainsworth, is hoping that he
will get a certificate of innocence and be
compensated so he could finally move on with his
life.
Jones said he missed seeing his 24-year-old and
19-year-old daughters grow up.

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