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Crowd cheers as Julius Jones’ life spared hours before execution

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Crowd cheers as Julius Jones’ life spared hours before execution

Footage shows the moment the Capitol crowd found out Julius Jones’ life was spared just hours before he was set to be executed.

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt issued a statement just before 1:20pm EST announcing that he will commute Jones’ sentence to life in prison without the possibility for parole.

Jones was charged and convicted of the murder of Paul Howell during a 1999 carjacking and has maintained his innocence of the crime, saying he was framed by his then-friend and co-defendant, who allegedly actually shot Mr Howell.

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