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17 years imprisoned for unfair ... too much like perpetrator

An innocent man has been jailed for 17 years on charges of robbery because too much of a real killer is claiming $ 1 million in compensation.

Richard Jones was convicted of property robbery in 1999 after a man jerked a woman's phone outside the Walmart store in Kansas City.
Witnesses describe the criminal as "an African-American man or a bright Spaniard" with long, curly hair.

Although Jones was at his girlfriend's house at the time of the robbery, the fact that the victim claimed he was a bandit led him to be sentenced to 19 years in prison.

He has pleaded guilty several times but was released last year after a judge trusts Jones and sends a group of investigators to reveal that the real culprit is Rick Amos, who lives near Walmart where he steals electricity. woman's voice.

They began to notice Amos after another inmate met Jones and talked about how they looked like each other.

When the victim saw a photo of two men, he no longer claimed Jones was her attacker.
Jones, whose 24 daughters and 19-year-olds grew up when he was in prison, is now filing a lawsuit against Kansas asking him $ 1.1 million as well as officially announcing his innocence.

"After being sentenced to 17 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Jones filed the suit seeking a judicial declaration of his innocence, along with a number of prosecutions. financial aid when he tried to redo life. "

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