OVER six million people have signed a petition to spare the life of death row inmate Julius Jones, who is scheduled to be executed on Thursday for the murder of Paul Howell.
As the day approaches for Jones’ execution, advocates for the inmate and family members of Paul Howell have pleaded with Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to make two different decisions regarding his future.
Jones was a 19-year-old student at the University of Oklahoma when he was considered the prime suspect in the killing of 45-year-old businessman Paul Howell.
In 2002, he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death at just 22 years old. He has spent decades proclaiming his innocence.
Governor Stitt informed news outlets that he will meet with all involved parties and then make his decision on whether the execution of Jones will proceed as planned.
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