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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 02:50 AM

Kansas to pay $1.1M in wrongful conviction look-alike case

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Kansas has agreed to pay $1.1 million to a man who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a robbery that he says was committed by someone who looks just like him.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday that a settlement was reached Monday with 42-year-old Richard Anthony Jones of Kansas City, Missouri.

Schmidt said Jones is the first person to agree to a settlement payout under a new state law that provides compensation to people who are wrongly imprisoned. Two other mistaken conviction lawsuits are pending in Kansas.

"We are committed to faithfully administering the new mistaken-conviction statute the legislature enacted," Schmidt said in a news release. "In this case, it was possible on the existing record to resolve all issues quickly, satisfy all of the statute's requirements, and agree to this outcome so Mr. Jones can receive the benefits to which he is entitled by law because he was mistakenly convicted."

Read more: http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/national/story/2018/dec/20/kansas-pay-11m-wrongful-conviction-look-alike-case/757479/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 03:11 AM

1. That does not seem like enough compensation for 17 years in prison.

How horrible. This is what terrifies me about the death penalty.

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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:33 PM

2. The law in kansaas..history of the absurd...

Vern Miller?...Past a.g..Tried to charge airlines with gambling while in kansaas air space...
During that era...early 70s..people were reporting being pulled over while driving
through towns at night..because they had long hair...
Cops harassing hitchhikers on the ramp leading to east bound I70...watched that
from the truckstop..And..had a fellow worker that was thrown in jail for buying
beer for underage kids..one happened to be the sheriffs kid, if I remember correctly..
Found my friend hanging from the bars the next day...

Kansaas...truly a state with a hillbilly bent for law enforcement...of any kind

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