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Exonerated, but still not free

Four-part series on the case of Joe Jones, a Topeka man who spent nearly seven years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit.

Wrong place, wrong time

By Kevin Anderson and Shaun Hittle · October 29, 2011 · Comment on this

Topeka man Joe Jones, talks about being spotted on Kansas Avenue in the early morning hours of Aug. 25, 1985, by a woman who was raped the night before. The woman identified Jones as the rapist, eventually sending him to prison on a life sentence.

  • Wrong place, wrong time October 29, 2011
  • Exoneration October 29, 2011
  • On the outside October 29, 2011
  • 'They got away with it' October 29, 2011
  • Eyewitness Identification October 29, 2011
  • Eyewitness I.D. process changes April 27, 2012
  • Intersecting lives: A serial rapist and an innocent man April 27, 2012


Laura Moriarty 3 years, 9 months ago

I have so much admiration for this man, that he can find empathy for the rape vicitm, even after all he's been through. And good reporting from the LJW. It's a devastating story, but at least it was finally uncovered. I really hope good things are ahead for Joe Jones.

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