Robert Jones exonerated on his 44th birthday – : INNOCENCE PROJECT

Robert Jones is pictured (right) following his exoneration with Innocence Project New Orleans Deputy Director Richard Davis on Jan. 26, 2017. Photo: Innocence Project New Orleans.

    Robert Jones exonerated on his 44th birthday 

    In 1992, Robert Jones was convicted of robbing, kidnapping and raping a woman in Orleans Parish and then soon after pleaded guilty to a pair of other crimes, one of which included killing a tourist in New Orleans’ French Quarter. On his 44th birthday, Jones was exonerated of those crimes after the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office announced that it would not retry him for the 1992 crimes and vacated the other charges to which he’d falsely pleaded guilty. Jones was represented by the New Orleans Innocence Project with Co-Counsel from Innocence Project’s Barry Scheck and Nina Morrison. Jones has an Amazon Wish List for those willing to contribute. More

     

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