Julius Jones! An Innocent Man on Death Row
"Julius Jones is on death row in Oklahoma despite compelling evidence that he was wrongfully convicted and that racial bias infected his case.
Julius’ co-defendant, the key witness against him, fit the only eyewitness description of the shooter, while Julius did not. Yet, Julius’ underfunded and inexperienced public defenders failed to cross-examine this co-defendant about the six different and inconsistent statements he gave to the police after his arrest.
They also failed to put on evidence showing that Julius’ co-defendant was likely the actual shooter and was testifying against Julius to avoid the death penalty.
In exchange for his testimony against Julius, Julius’ co-defendant was released from prison after only 15 years on a 30-year sentence.
Attorneys also failed to present to the jury powerful evidence from several eyewitnesses that places Julius at his parents’ home at the time of the murder."
What Can You Do?
Sign the petition demanding justice for Julius Jones!
Send a letter to the parole and pardons board demanding justice for Julius Jones!
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UPDATE 3/10/21: GOOD NEWS!
In a 3-1 decision by the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, Julius Jones was granted a stage two commutation hearing, meaning he will be able to present his case again and prove his innocence.
To all of those who signed petitions, sent letters, and shared Julius' story on social media, thank you. You were a part, along with rising evidence of his innocence, in getting his case back in front of the parole and pardon board. Don't stop now.
Continue to write letters to the Parole Board letting them know the people are watching them closely; and expect justice to prevail.