Death-row prisoner Julius Jones could be hanged Thursday for a crime he’s sustained for decades he didn’t commit – even with the Oklahoma parole board to doubt About his guilt-ridden calls for clemency from legal advocacy groups and Kim Kardashian West amid mounting evidence of his innocence in the 1999 murder.
Jones faces the death penalty on Thursday for a murder he says did not happen until Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) intervened.
Jones was sentenced to death for the 2002 murder of Paul Howell in an Oklahoma City suburb, a case based largely on an eyewitness account and the testimony of two confidential informants.
The court’s handling of Jones’ case has been subject to many criticisms from criminal justice experts, including allegations of racial bias from jurors, and prosecutors withholding evidence about Jones’ alibi.
Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board recommended Voted in September to commute Jones’ sentence to life imprisonment without parole, and again on November 1 to recommend clemency and doubts about his guilt.
Kim Kardashian West (a major criminal justice lawyer) has been demanding Jones’ independence since 2019, when she won a . Was sent Tweet Stit and request for pardon and parole board to consider granting him clemency.