Man in Prison for 17 Years Set Free After His Lookalike Is Found

Richard Jones charged with aggravated robbery in Kansas City, Kansas, nearly 20 years ago has been released from prison.

“You have to find some type of peace because if not, you’re going to drown.”

Jones served Nearly 17 years in prison for someone else’s crime: A Kansas City’s man freedom only came when his look-alike showed up in prison too.

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Richard Jones is enjoying his first weekend of freedom after nearly 17 years behind bars.

He always maintained his innocence when KCK police linked him to a 1999 robbery. Eyewitnesses pointed to his mugshot back then.

But they couldn’t be sure. When presented with side by side images of another man.

Now he has his life back, thanks to his faith and the tireless work of wrongful conviction advocates.