TStv Africa

TStv Africa

You would think that such a thing only happens in Hollywood movies. Now, it is happening before our very own eyes. One of the pictures you see below is the picture of Richard Jones who had spent whooping 17 years in jail in the US for a crime which unfortunately was carried out by a lookalike namesake. 

Richard had been jailed for armed robbery in 1999 after an eyewitness said he was the robber. But during a new hearing into his case this same witness could not tell Jones from a man called Ricky who looks just like him.

Jones also lived on the other side of Kansas while his lookalike lived where the robbery happened. It also turned out that there was no physical, DNA or fingerprint evidence. .

 Here is what Richard said after his release:

 “I don’t believe in luck, I believe I was blessed.” Jones had unsuccessfully appealed his case several times. But two years ago he heard about a man in jail who looked just like him and even shared his first name."

 An attorney working on Jones’ case said: “We were floored by how much they looked alike."


Post a Comment