Monday, 3 September 2018

Man Demands £1m Compensation After Spending 17 Years In Jail for offen he knows nothing About

An innocent man who spent 17 years in prison for a crime he did not commit for £ 1 million in damages after the police found his criminal lookalike.

Richard Jones from Kansas City was released last year after his original conviction.

He was jailed for armed robbery in 1999 after an eyewitness that he was the robber.

Although he was in jail, other prisoners told him repeatedly that he was a criminal named Ricky Amos.

Jones lives on the other side of Kansas, while his lookalike lived near where the theft took place.

Later it turned out that there was no DNA or fingerprint. Jones to the crime.

Mr. Jones has now filed a petition with $ 1 million in damages from the state of Kansas.

The father of two, who missed to see his 24-year-old and 19-year-old daughters grow up, also asks for future financial support for tuition, housing and counseling.

He said, "It's a big part of my life that I can never get back. I just try to become stable in my daily life. I'm still switching. '

At that time I tried to be pretty responsible as a father.

"I was not perfect, but I was a big part of their lives, and when I was in prison, it was hard for me because I was used to being around for my children."

"It was a hard pill to swallow."

The petition reads: "This allowance is relatively small in view of the inscrutable hardships of 17 years of improper imprisonment."

Jones' lawyer, Richard Ainsworth, said they hoped to get a certificate of innocence and compensation so that he could finally move on with his life.

The 42-year-old had tried his case several times before but was not successful.

But after hearing about it and having the same first name, he contacted the Midwest Innocent Project, which provides legal services to people who have been wrongly convicted.

Another lawyer who is in charge of Mr. Jones worked, saying, "We were impressed by how much they looked alike.

"Everyone has a double, luckily we have found his."

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