American men have been paid $1.1 million for 17 years in prison for being so innocent as robbers

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 American men have been paid $1.1 million for 17 years in prison for being so innocent as robbers


More than a decade ago, two robberies took place in Roland Park, Kansas, and in Wal-Mart parking lots. Although there was no real evidence, witnesses insisted that the robber was Richard Jones. Jones was convicted and imprisoned, and he insisted on his innocence.

Jones was released in 2017 after police arrested the real murderer, and evidence found that the man who looked like Jones lived near the Wal-Mart where the crime occurred.

It is reported that when the police showed Jones and the suspect Richard Amoss photos to witnesses, including the victims, they could no longer determine who the robbers were. More coincidentally, the names of the suspects are very similar to those of Jones, which happens to be Richard. The suspect denies that he committed robbery and the case is still under trial. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a statement that the state passed the Misconviction Reform Ordinance earlier this year to compensate victims of imprisonment. The Jones case was the first to bring a grievance lawsuit, and two other lawsuits are under way. In addition to the compensation, Jones will receive a certificate of innocence, free psychological counseling within two years, and medical benefits provided by the state government. His arrest and conviction records have also been deleted. Source: Liable Editor of CNN: Wang Lishan_NBJS7182

It is reported that when the police showed Jones and the suspect Richard Amoss photos to witnesses, including the victims, they could no longer determine who the robbers were. More coincidentally, the names of the suspects are very similar to those of Jones, which happens to be Richard. The suspect denies that he committed robbery and the case is still under trial.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a statement that the state passed the Misconviction Reform Ordinance earlier this year to compensate victims of imprisonment. The Jones case was the first to bring a grievance lawsuit, and two other lawsuits are under way.

In addition to the compensation, Jones will receive a certificate of innocence, free psychological counseling within two years, and medical benefits provided by the state government. His arrest and conviction records have also been deleted.