Man released from prison after 17 years when police find his doppelganger by Emily Shugerman New York


A man has been released from prison after 17 years when witnesses admitted they could not tell him apart from a lookalike.Richard Anthony Jones, from Kansas City in Missouri, was convicted of aggravated robbery in 1999, based largely on eyewitness evidence.But two witnesses – and even the alleged robbery victim – have now testified that they could not distinguish him from a local man known only as “Ricky”.