Kansas prisoner Richard Anthony Jones was always adamant that he did not commit that crime he was serving time for. Jones also repeatedly heard from others that there was another prisoner who looked just like him. Not only were they doppelgangers, but Jones was told that he and the other man shared the same first name.
Jones and his look-a-like never crossed paths but the two men’s lawyers exchanged information and began digging into his case and came to the conclusion that Jones was indeed an innocent man. Jones’ lawyer made his case on Wednesday to judge in Johnson County, and just a day later Jones walked free after serving nearly 17 years in prison for a 1999 robbery in Roeland Park in Kansas City.