Oklahoma executions could be called off for Julius Jones, others

High-profile death row inmate Julius Jones and five others scheduled for execution could get a reprieve because of a federal appeals court decision Friday.

Jones, 41, is set to be executed Nov. 18.

Jones claims that he is innocent, that the real killer framed him and that his trial was unfair. Millions signed a petition in his support after ABC in 2018 aired the documentary series, ” The Last Defense,” about his innocence claim.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals in September set execution dates for Jones and the five others after a federal judge kicked them out of a lawsuit over the lethal injection procedure.

In orders Friday, the federal appeals court agreed with inmates the judge was wrong in declaring his ruling a final judgment.

 

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