The Last Defense: Julius Jones


Executive producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon have teamed up with XCON Productions and Lincoln Square Productions for the powerful, new documentary series, The Last Defense. The docu-series explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of the death row case Julius Jones. The series will seek to trace the path that led Jones to his places on death row, while taking a deep look into his personal story.



Link to: S1 E05 Julius Jones: The Crime
41:57 | 07/10/18 | NR | CC
University of Oklahoma student Julius Jones is arrested for the shooting death of a businessman. 

Link to: S1 E06 Julius Jones: The Trial
42:23 | 07/17/18 | NR | CC
The prosecution’s star witness testifies he was there when Julius pulled the trigger; a critical piece of evidence is never seen by the jury; Julius’ current lawyers give him hope.

 Link to: S1 E07 Julius Jones: The Fight
41:47 | 07/24/18 | NR | CC
New evidence comes to light, and a race to win a new trial for Julius Jones begins. 



Legal Proceedings

Court of Criminal Appeals

Denying third application for post conviction relieve and related motions for discovery and evidentiary hearing.

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US Supreme Court


For writ of certiorari to the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Court of Criminal Appeals


Third application for post-conviction relief death penalty case.

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