Facial identity usually helps to differ from person to person. However, At times it gets difficult for an individual to prove their identity on the basis of how they look. It might get interesting if it was a situation between twins, but the twist shocked people. However, $1 million can solve that.
Ricky Jones, Aged 41 was arrested in the state of Kansas. On the criminal charges of aggravated robbery, Jones served 19 years of the sentence and as compensation got $1 million. Ricky Amos was the actual culprit behind the robbery just because of the similar facial features Jones lost the battle to prove his innocence.
Ricky Jones, 24 at that time was falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit. he was out with his girlfriend & despite his alibi, he was proven guilty. Later while serving his sentence there was a point in time when Jones & Amos were in the same correctional facility. Jones was highly suspicious of Amos as both of them had strikingly similar facial features which only made sense to the innocent Jones. The mistake was discovered after an image of the actual culprit surfaced. Who knew $1 million was waiting for him? however, is it justified?
Can this be called a case of mistaken identity?
A person’s face plays a crucial role in determining his or her identity. In Ricky Jones’s case, it was his face that made him a convict of a crime he didn’t even commit. Can this be called a case of mistaken identity?
The face acts as a vital element in concluding an investigation. Tamara Scherer, the robbery victim, When confronted with false arrest, said: “I am no longer certain I identified the right person at the preliminary hearing and trial. If I had seen both men at the time, I would not have felt comfortable choosing between the two men and possibly sending a man to prison.”
Jones told ABC News: “I hope and prayed every day for this day to come, and when it finally got here it was an overwhelming feeling […] Once I had seen his picture beside mine and I seen the resemblance me and him had, I just knew. “It was understandable why other people would say the same thing.” in 2017, Jones confessed: “It was hard. I won’t say it was easy because it wasn’t, but I made it through.” “When it comes to my kids, it’s been a rough ride, but they are now at an age where they can understand,” he said, adding: “I don’t believe in luck, I believe I was blessed.”