TULSA, Okla. - QUICK FACTS:
- Kim Kardashian West showed her support for an Oklahoma inmate on death row.
Yesterday Oklahoma death-row prisoner #JuliusJones asked the Pardon & Parole Board for clemency. Please help by asking the Board and @GovStitt to give careful and thoughtful consideration to his petition. @justice4julius Learn more at https://t.co/Q5IzUCghZu— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 16, 2019
- In a series of tweets Kardashian West advocates for the clemency of Julius Jones, who was convicted in the1999 murder of Paul Howell.
- One tweet urged Governor Kevin Stitt and the state Pardon and Parole Board to consider Jones' clemency petition, which was filed Tuesday.
Governor Kevin Stitt— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 16, 2019
The Office of Governor Kevin Stitt
Oklahoma State Capitol ⁰2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 212
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
- According to the Associated Press, Jones' lawyers have asked that his death sentence be changed to time served.
- In 2017, Jones appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a juror told Jones' lawyers that another juror used a racist term to describe Jones in his 2002 trial, saying authorities should "shoot him behind the jail."
- The court rejected that appeal.
- Governor Stitt's office provided the following statement:
“The governor’s office has been paying close attention to this case. There is not an official position at this time, as we are continuing to actively listen to Oklahomans and those involved in the Julius Jones case and wait for the Pardon and Parole Board’s recommendation.”
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