NBA stars Trae Young, Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin all sent letters to Gov. Kevin Stitt and the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, asking them to commute the sentence of Julius Jones.
“This is a serious, serious matter, and I’m not taking that lightly,” Young said at a peaceful protest in Norman on Monday. “I’m going to be supportive until justice is served.”
Julius Jones has been on Oklahoma’s death row for about 14 years. Jones has maintained his innocence in the murder of Edmond businessman Paul Howell.