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Released man seeks state compensation in doppelganger case


August 31, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man is petitioning the state of Kansas for compensation after serving 17 years for a robbery conviction that was dismissed after his attorneys found another suspect who looked just like him and who lived near the crime scene.

Richard Jones, 42, filed the petition Wednesday in Johnson County District Court, where a judge ordered his release from prison last year, the Kansas City Star reported.

"Mr. Jones now asks this court to officially recognize his innocence, so that he may close this painful chapter of life and obtain the clean slate and financial support that th...

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