Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Sitt on Thursday granted clemency to loss of life row inmate Julius Jones amid mounting stress from the general public.
Sitt’s resolution got here simply hours earlier than Jones, 41, was scheduled to obtain a deadly injection Thursday.
“After prayerful consideration and reviewing supplies introduced by all sides of this case, I’ve decided to commute Julius Jones’ sentence to life imprisonment with out the potential of parole,” Sitt stated in an announcement.
Jones, who has maintained his innocence for twenty years, was convicted in 1999 for the slaying of businessman Paul Howell.
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