Oklahoma governor commutes Julius Jones’ death sentence hours before execution

Julius Jones’ death sentence has been commuted by Oklahoma’s governor just hours before his execution.

Jones, who was convicted of killing Paul Howell, a businessman in the affluent Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond, in 1999, was scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 4pm on Thursday at the State Penitentiary in McAlester.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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