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Thu Nov 18, 2021, 10:26 AM Nov 2021

Will an innocent man be executed today? 🙏🏽


Updated on Nov. 3, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. ET: Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board voted 3-1 to recommend clemency for Julius Jones on Nov. 1. The recommendation to commute Mr. Jone’s death sentence to life in prison with the possibility of parole now goes to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt for consideration.

Mr. Jones is still scheduled to be executed on Nov. 18.

Monday’s recommendation from the board reaffirmed its recommendation following a previous hearing on Sept. 13, 2021.

The following text has been updated to reflect the most recent developments.

Julius Jones has been on death row in Oklahoma for 19 years for a 1999 murder he’s always said he had no part in. Mr. Jones, who is represented by federal attorneys Dale Baich and Amanda Bass, was convicted and sentenced to death at the age of 19 and has now spent half his life in prison, waiting to be executed for a crime that new and compelling evidence suggests he didn’t commit.

More than 6.3 million people, and counting, have signed a petition supporting Mr. Jones in his fight to prove his innocence in the killing of Paul Howell, a businessperson, in Edmond, Okla.,

Despite this, Mr. Jones’ execution has been scheduled for Nov. 18. His is one of seven people facing execution in Oklahoma in the next six months. If carried out, they will be the first executions to take place in Oklahoma since 2015, after a series of botched executions resulted in a statewide moratorium.
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Will an innocent man be executed today? 🙏🏽 (Original Post) live love laugh Nov 2021 OP
Stitt will let him die jpak Nov 2021 #1
☹️☹️☹️ live love laugh Nov 2021 #2
Damn, America is sooo savage..... how can people sleep at night when this shit is going on?? secondwind Nov 2021 #3
No, he will not! Jone's sentence has been commuted! (eom) Earthrise Nov 2021 #4
Jones spared - link to new thread Earthrise Nov 2021 #5
My prayers were answered. What a blessing. Thanks Gov. Stitt nt live love laugh Nov 2021 #6
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