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Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:22 PM

Jones is spared the death penalty

https://www.fox23.com/news/oklahoma/gov-stitt-commutes-jones-sentence-without-possibility-parole/77QTPQLACNF7JIM2I2ZAIUZD3Q/?fbclid=IwAR0uuapHFMiqgzmlXjbH76MsSL8zzQYfjjX_IfDs7hC-DILVjEkUHqxhtKI
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Gov. Kevin Stitt has commuted Julius Jones’ sentence to life without the possibility of parole.

Gov. Stitt released the following statement:

“After prayerful consideration and reviewing materials presented by all sides of this case, I have determined to commute Julius Jones’ sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.”

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Reply Jones is spared the death penalty (Original post)
DVRacer Nov 2021 OP
spanone Nov 2021 #1
nolabear Nov 2021 #2
xmas74 Nov 2021 #3
DeeNice Nov 2021 #4
greenjar_01 Nov 2021 #6
Earthrise Nov 2021 #9
greenjar_01 Nov 2021 #10
Earthrise Nov 2021 #12
Tomconroy Nov 2021 #13
berni_mccoy Nov 2021 #7
Earthrise Nov 2021 #5
FM123 Nov 2021 #15
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2021 #8
Doc Sportello Nov 2021 #11
Tomconroy Nov 2021 #14

Response to DVRacer (Original post)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:24 PM

1. ...K&R...

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Response to DVRacer (Original post)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:24 PM

2. I'm glad. Some judicious sense for a change.

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Response to DVRacer (Original post)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:25 PM

3. Which just made him a better person than my governor

Parson in Missouri likes capital punishment.

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Response to DVRacer (Original post)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:26 PM

4. good but...

"As a condition of granting clemency, Stitt ordered that Jones shall never be eligible to apply for or be considered for a commutation, pardon, or parole for the rest of his life."

[link:https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/2021/11/17/julius-jones-execution-live-updates-okc/8645757002/|

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Response to DeeNice (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:30 PM

6. But he can have the case thrown out

Time was the need.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:36 PM

9. Really? It doesn't have to go through the Governor's office?

That would be a miracle.

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Response to Earthrise (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:38 PM

10. No, it can go through the courts

The governor is banning the release options he has through that office, but he can continue to make appeals, especially if there is new evidence.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:40 PM

12. Hope! (eom)

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 04:29 PM

13. Yes. A habeas petition.

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Response to DeeNice (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:31 PM

7. I saw that. Entirely shorty move.

 

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Response to DVRacer (Original post)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:30 PM

5. He deserves it, his family deserves it, his long-term supporters deserve this so richly!

I can't wait to watch Joy tonight! She had his mother on last night and she nearly broke down. I did.

In Julius' recorded interview with a journalist, he sobbed and apologized to his family for being "a bad kid" and thanked them and assured them that he never killed anyone.




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Response to Earthrise (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 04:56 PM

15. Yes!

I too broke down, could not hold back the tears hearing him last night on Joy.

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Response to DVRacer (Original post)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:33 PM

8. A bittersweet victory. This system is so, so cruel.

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Response to DVRacer (Original post)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 02:40 PM

11. I'm happy and relieved but stunned

I didn't think Stitt would have the courage to do the right thing. The family of the victim and RWers were pushing hard for an execution. It's not a release but he is spared death and the fight can continue.

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Response to DVRacer (Original post)

Thu Nov 18, 2021, 04:30 PM

14. Thank you Gov. Stitt!

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