Julius Jones: Wrongfully Convicted and Sentenced to Death in Oklahoma


Julius Jones is on death row in Oklahoma, despite compelling evidence that he was wrongfully convicted and continues to maintain his innocence. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals could set an execution date in the next 12 months. Mr. Jones’  co-defendant, the key witness against him, fit an eyewitness’s description of the shooter, while   Mr. Jones   did not. His co-defendant pled guilty to the crime, was released after only 15 years on a life sentence with all but the first 30 years suspended and is now a free man. In a case riddled with odious racial discrimination — including a police officer’s use of a racial slur during Mr. Jones’ arrest and the State’s removal of all prospective black jurors except one — new evidence shows that a juror used the n-word before jury deliberations at the sentencing phase. The U.S. Supreme Court has made unequivocally clear that our criminal justice system cannot tolerate such blatant examples of racial prejudice on the part of even a single juror. In this way and many others, Mr. Jones’ rights under the state and federal constitutions have been violated and his conviction and death sentence should be overturned.



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If you are interested in taking action on Julius’s behalf, please visit the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

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