Prairie Public Presents: The Trouble: Doppelganger

May 1, 2018

PRX Public Radio Exchange

April 29, 2018 Richard Jones was sentenced to 19 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Seventeen years in, he discovers he has a look-alike, with the same first name, who may have committed the crime. Richard’s conviction hinged on eyewitness testimony from Tamara Scherer, the victim of the crime, who testified that Richard was her attacker. In this hour-long radio program, The Trouble podcast host Shannon Cason talks with Richard and Tamara about how a mistaken identity shaped their lives, and then Richard and Tamara talk to each other for the first time.