Innocent man demands £1m compensation after spending 17 years jailed for lookalike’s crime

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Richard Jones, from Kansas City, was released last year after a judge called into question his original conviction / foto:  gofundme.com  Richard Jones, from Kansas City, was released last year after a judge called into question his original conviction / foto: gofundme.com

An innocent man who spent 17 years in jail for a crime he did not commit is seeking nearly £1 million compensation after police found his criminal lookalike, reports metro.co.uk.

Richard Jones, from Kansas City, was released last year after a judge called into question his original conviction. He had been jailed for armed robbery in 1999 after an eye witness said he was the robber.

However, while he was in prison, other inmates repeatedly told him he looked like a criminal named Ricky Amos. Mr Jones lives on the other side of Kansas while his lookalike lived near where the robbery took place.

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