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The death sentence of Julius Jones was COMMUTED by Oklahoma’s governor just hours before he was to be executed. Just hours before his execution, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt commuted Julius Jones’ death sentence. Jones, 40, was convicted of killing Paul Howell, a 45-year-old Oklahoma businessman, in 1999 and has spent nearly 20 years on death row. “After prayerful consideration and review of materials presented by all parties in this case, I have decided to commute Julius Jones’ sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole,” Stitt said in a statement. Jones will be ineligible to apply for or…

The death sentence of Julius Jones was COMMUTED by Oklahoma’s governor just hours before he was to be killed. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt commuted Julius Jones’ death sentence just hours before he was to be executed. Jones, 40, was convicted in August 1999 of killing 45-year-old Oklahoma businessman Paul Howell. He has been on execution row for over 20 years. “I have decided to commute Julius Jones’ sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole after deep deliberation and analyzing facts offered by all parties of this case,” Stitt said in a statement. Jones will be ineligible to petition…

John Grant – As he awaits lethal injection for the murder of a prison kitchen worker, he swears and vomits. While an Oklahoma execution squad injected him with a three-drug fatal injection, death row convict John Grant screamed, convulsed “two dozen times,” and vomited all over his face. John Grant, 60, was tied to a gurney inside the execution chamber for over 20 minutes as he endured excruciating pain while receiving a lethal mixture on Thursday afternoon. “Let’s go!” he could be heard yelling. Let’s get started! Let’s get started!” Grant’s body became severely unwell after receiving the first sedative,…

John Grant was executed TODAY in Oklahoma, a month before Julius Jones, a fellow death row inmate. According to local accounts, death row convict John Grant was put to death by lethal injection on Thursday evening. The US Supreme Court had overturned a lower court order that had granted Grant and fellow Oklahoma death row convict Julius Jones temporary reprieves from execution. However, because of the high court’s decision, Grant’s execution at the state penitentiary in McAlester was carried out as planned at 4.21 p.m. local time, according to KOCO. According to the Order In Pending Case, the application “to…