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Black Lives Matter calls for Julius Jones clemency

Posted at 12:15 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 23:44:38-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOCO-TV) — Protesters and groups are calling for Julius Jones clemency.

Rallies for George Floyd in Oklahoma City brought attention towards the Julius Jones case, according to KOCO-TV.

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Jones is on death row convicted of murdering an Edmond businessman in 1999. He maintains his innocence.

Jones' best friend was at the rally and said it meant a lot that Black Lives Matter organizers brought up Julius.

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“That was special for those to notice Julius Jones’ case among all the other hot items going on,” Jimmy Lawson said. “Having, like, 10,000 people in one spot, all walks of life, chanting for the same thing, which is justice, and then to bring up Julius Jones. Man, that was … it gave me goosebumps.”

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On Monday, Black Lives Matter OKC called for the governor to grant Jones clemency and release him from prison immediately.

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