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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Richard...

Richard Anthony Jones suspects that he was wrongfully convicted of a crime due to his striking resemblance to this man. Richard was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit. He was convicted of a 1999 robbery. He would spend almost seventeen years in custody. Throughout his ordeal he vehemently maintained his innocence. Richard was recently able to prove his innocence in a bizarre and miraculous serious of events. During his time in custody he was told repeatedly that there was another prisoner with whom he shared a striking resemblance, furthermore they even shared the same name. Recently, it stuck Richard that perhaps this doppelgänger was in fact the man responsible for the crime Richard had been wrongfully convicted of.  He passed along the information of this striking resemblance to his criminal defence lawyer. His defence lawyer would further investigate, and would come to the conclusion…

14 Jun 2017

Is it a Crime to Not Let Someone Leave?

13 Jun 2017

You can be charged with a criminal offence for preventing someone from leaving. It is a criminal offence to not let someone leave. You may be…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Desmond Ricks

7 Jun 2017

Desmond Ricks would be wrongfully convicted of murdering his friend. On March 3, 1992, 21-year-old Gerry Bennett was shot and killed  outside of a restaurant in…

Is it a Crime to Carry Pepper Spray as...

6 Jun 2017

It is a criminal offence to carry pepper spray for personal protection. Pepper spray, commonly referred to by the brand name “Mace”, can be used or…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Juan Johnson

1 Jun 2017

  Juan Johnson would spend more than 11 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder. Juan Johnson, of Chicago, Illinois, was falsely accused and…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Gary Gauger

25 May 2017

Gary Gauger was wrongfully convicted of the double murder of his parents. In 1993 Gary Gauger of McHenry County, Illinois was wrongfully convicted of a crime he…

Is it a Crime to Fail to Comply With a Court...

23 May 2017

In domestic violence cases it is common for the accused to be charged with a further criminal offence for failing to comply with a condition of…