UPDATE : Man jailed for crime committed by a lookalike, gets $1m settlement

Man jailed for crime committed by a lookalike, gets $1m settlement


Kansas has consented to pay $1.1 million to a man who went through 17
years in jail in the wake of being unfairly indicted for a robbery  that he says was committed by somebody who looks simply like him.

Kansas Attorney General, Derek Schmidt, said Tuesday, that a settlement was achieved Monday with 42-year-old Richard Anthony Jones of Kansas City, Missouri.


Eyewitness testimony sent Jones to prison for an attack and robbery in the parking lot of a Walmart in Roeland Park, Kansas. .

No physical evidence linked Jones to the crime, and he always maintained his innocence. He was freed after supporters found evidence that another man who looked just like him lived near the Walmart.


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