/Supporters of Julius Jones gather outside of Department of Corrections – KOCO Oklahoma City

Supporters of Julius Jones gather outside of Department of Corrections – KOCO Oklahoma City


YEAH, WE WERE HERE AS SUPPORTERS INAH, WE WERE HERE AS SUPPORTERS TENTLY. LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE HEARING AND WE GOT THERE VERY FIRST REACTION TO THE BOARD’S RECOMMENDATION. I WOULD MAKE THE MOTION TO RECOMMEND ALO WNGITH CLEMENCY PCOMMUNITY IN THE SENTENCE TO LIFE WITH THE POSSIBILITY. CHEERS OF CELEBRATION AND RELIEF OMFR SUPPORTERS OF JULIUS JONES SOME EVEN MOVED TO TEARS BYHE T PARDON PAROLE BOARDS RECOMMENDATION OF CLEMENCY TODAY THE RIGHT THING MORE THAN A HUNDRED PEOPLE GATHERED ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE D. WHERE THE HEARING TOOK PLEAC REVEREND CC JONES-DAVIS IS ONE OF THE ORGIZANS FOR JUSTICE FOR JULIUS. SHE SAYS WHILE THEY ARE HAPPY FOR JULIUS JONES AND HIS FAMILY. THEY ARE ALSO FILLING FOR THE FAMILY OF PAUL HOWELL. THE MAN JONES WAS CONVICTED OF KILLING, BUT I’M SO SAD WITH THE HALLOWEEN OF US CAN DO TO FIX IT. JB WILLIAMS WAS ALSO HEAVILYN I WITH JUSTICE FOR JULIUS EXPRESSED A SIMILAR REACTION IMMEATDIELY AFTER THE DECISION WAS ANNOUNCED. WE JUST KNOW THAT YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO KNOW THAT WE’RE WE’RE STILL STANDING FOR WITH THEM AND AND WE’RE JUST HAPPY THAT THE TRUTH WAS HEARD TODAY, AND WE’RE ON TO THE NEXT PART. WELL, THE FINAL DECISION NOW IS IN THE HDSAN OF GOVERNOR KEVIN STITT SUPPORTERS HAD THIS MESSAGE TO HIM. SORRY. YOURE A HERE FOR SUCH A TIME IS THE I AM ASKING YOU DAN TEACHING YOU BY THE MERCIES

Supporters of Julius Jones gather outside of Department of Corrections

As the clemency hearing for death row inmate Julius Jones was occurring, a large group of supporters gathered outside of the Department of Corrections and listened intently to the decision.

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommended clemency for death row inmate Julius Jones after a multi-hour hearing Monday.During the clemency hearing, a large group of supporters gathered outside of the Department of Corrections and listened intently to the decision.After the verdict, some were moved to tears by the Pardon and Parole Board’s recommendation of clemency. >> Related: Pardon and Parole Board recommends clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones”Today the right thing happened,” said Rev. Cece Jones-Davis, one of the organizers for ‘Justice for Julius.’More than a hundred people gathered across the street from the DOC, where the hearing took place.>> Related: Protesters, church members react to execution of Oklahoma death row inmate John GrantJones-Davis said while they are happy for Jones and his family, they also feel for the family of Paul Howell, the man Jones was convicted of killing.”But I’m so sad for the Howell family,” Jones-Davis said. “There is still a family here suffering and there is nothing that any of us can do to fix it.”>> More on this: Group rallies in support of Julius Jones after clemency hearing was rescheduledJabee Williams, who is also heavily involved with “Justice for Julius,” expressed a similar reaction immediately after the decision was announced.”We want them to know that we are still standing with them, we are just happy that the truth was heard today. We are on to the next part,” Williams said.>> More on this: No decision on Julius Jones case before clemency hearing occurs, Stitt saysWith the final decision now in the hands of Gov. Kevin Stitt, supporters had a message for him.”Sir, you are here in such a time when I am asking you by the mercy of God to please accept the recommendation of the Pardon and Parole Board,” Jones-Davis said.

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommended clemency for death row inmate Julius Jones after a multi-hour hearing Monday.

During the clemency hearing, a large group of supporters gathered outside of the Department of Corrections and listened intently to the decision.

After the verdict, some were moved to tears by the Pardon and Parole Board’s recommendation of clemency.

>> Related: Pardon and Parole Board recommends clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones

“Today the right thing happened,” said Rev. Cece Jones-Davis, one of the organizers for ‘Justice for Julius.’

More than a hundred people gathered across the street from the DOC, where the hearing took place.

>> Related: Protesters, church members react to execution of Oklahoma death row inmate John Grant

Jones-Davis said while they are happy for Jones and his family, they also feel for the family of Paul Howell, the man Jones was convicted of killing.

“But I’m so sad for the Howell family,” Jones-Davis said. “There is still a family here suffering and there is nothing that any of us can do to fix it.”

>> More on this: Group rallies in support of Julius Jones after clemency hearing was rescheduled

Jabee Williams, who is also heavily involved with “Justice for Julius,” expressed a similar reaction immediately after the decision was announced.

“We want them to know that we are still standing with them, we are just happy that the truth was heard today. We are on to the next part,” Williams said.

>> More on this: No decision on Julius Jones case before clemency hearing occurs, Stitt says

With the final decision now in the hands of Gov. Kevin Stitt, supporters had a message for him.

“Sir, you are here in such a time when I am asking you by the mercy of God to please accept the recommendation of the Pardon and Parole Board,” Jones-Davis said.

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