Kk The Oklahoma Pardon and parol board recommended granting clemency to Julius Jones, a man sentenced to death for a murder he says he did not commit.Jones pleaded his case to the board less than three weeks before he’s set to be executed.
The board voted 3-1 on Monday to recommend commuting Jones’ sentence to life in prison with the possibility of parole, according to the release from the inmate’s attorneys.
My son Julius has been on death row for over twenty years for a murder he did not commit, and every day of that has been a waking nightmare for my family,” said Madeline Davis-Jones, in a statement through their attorney.
I am grateful to the Pardon and Parole Board for again showing they are willing to listen to facts and reason, show compassion, and do what is in their power to right this terrible wrong.
Now, I am asking Gov. Stitt to do the same by accepting their recommendation.”Gov. Kevin Stitt gets the final say on Jones’ fate. His office said he is aware of the board’s action and there will be no further comment until his decision.