Compelling evidence demonstrates that Julius faced a statistically greater risk of being sentenced to die by the mere happenstance that the victim who he was accused of killing was white, and that he is black. Julius has asked the Supreme Court of the United States to review his case.

Newly discovered evidence establishes that racial prejudice influenced the decision of at least one juror to convict Julius and sentence him to death. According to one juror:

During the trial I was the juror who went to the judge with the comment from another juror about how it was a waste of time and ‘they should take the nigger out and shoot him behind the jail’ although that juror was never removed and nothing further came from it[.]