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After finding his doppelganger, Kansas City man is freed from prison

Source: 
Kansas City Star
Author: 
Tony Rizzo
Date: 
Friday, June 9, 2017

"In prison for a crime he adamantly denied committing, Richard Anthony Jones repeatedly heard from others that there was another prisoner who looked just like him.

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On Wednesday, they made their case to a Johnson County judge, and on Thursday Jones walked free after serving nearly 17 years in prison for a 1999 robbery in Roeland Park.

Not only did he bear an uncanny resemblance to the other man with the same first name, but his lawyers uncovered the fact that the other man lived near the area of where the crime occurred, while Jones lived across the state line in Kansas City.

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'We were floored by how much they looked alike,' Jones’ attorney Alice Craig said about seeing his picture alongside the picture of the other man known as 'Ricky.'

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'Everybody has a doppelganger,' Craig said. 'Luckily we found his.'”

Faculty name: 
Alice Craig