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Special edition of ’20/20’ to feature “The Last Defense” examining Julius Jones death row case airs July 14 on ABC

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A special edition of ABC’S ‘20/20’ airing Tuesday, July 14, will feature former high school basketball state champion and honor student Julius Jones, who is seeking clemency while on death row for murder. The program will air from 7 – 9 p.m. CST. Jones has […]

UCO to screen “The Last Defense” documentary about Julius Jones on Oklahoma’s death row Nov. 15

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) will host a free public screening of the ABC documentary The Last Defense examining the case of death row prisoner Julius Darius Jones. The event will be held on Friday, November 15, from 6 – 9 p.m., in the […]

Attorneys file clemency petition on behalf of Julius Jones – receive letters, tweets of support

By Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher Published Oct 15, 2019 – Updated Oct 28, 2019   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Members of the legal team for Julius Jones, on Oklahoma’s death row for 19 years, filed a petition of clemency for him with the state Pardon and Parole Board on October 15. Dale Baich and co-counsel, Amanda Bass, […]

OK Innocence Project proves Willard O’Neal was wrongfully convicted after serving 17 years in prison

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Innocence Project (OKIP) announced in a press release on Wednesday, September 11 that Tulsa resident Willard O’Neal was wrongfully convicted.  In 2001, O’Neal was found guilty of first-degree murder of a strip club owner and attempted murder of his bodyguard. He was sentenced to […]

COMMENTARY: Let’s call the whole thing off: As policy and for principle, no more executions

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher and Editor OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 – Over the past several years, doubts about the validity of death sentences and executions in this state, both past and pending, have increased. There is absolutely no reason to believe that there is any likely scenario in which this state […]

Innocence Project’s Vanessa Potkin to address Julius Jones and wrongful convictions at OK-CADP fundraiser

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 28th Annual Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) Awards Dinner & Meeting will feature Innocence Project’s Director of Post Conviction Litigation, Vanessa Potkin as keynote speaker. The event will be held Saturday, June 8 at the Capitol View Event Center, 5201 N. Lincoln […]

Oklahoma NAACP Asks District Attorney to Release Julius Jones’ Case Files

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma State Conference of the NAACP has called on Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater to release case files on death row prisoner Julius Jones “in order to promote public trust in both the criminal justice system and in Mr. Jones’s case.” Attorneys for […]

UCO to screen “The Last Defense” examining the case of Julius Jones on Oklahoma’s death row

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) will host a free public screening of the ABC documentary The Last Defense on Friday, October 26 from 6 – 9 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Communications Building (#13), Bill Burke Film […]

OCCA denies petition in Julius Jones death penalty case

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 UPDATE Oct. 9, 2018 : The U.S. Supreme Court has rescheduled the Jones v. Oklahoma case for the SIXTEENTH time – with the next possible conference date of Oct. 29.  The petition was first filed by Jones’ attorneys in November 2017. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Today, the Oklahoma Court […]

US Supreme Court could consider Julius Jones petition, while local judge splits the difference on DNA review

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter HEADLINE & STORY UPDATE: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018:  The U.S. Supreme Court has rescheduled the Julius Jones case again – for the 17th time – the next possible conference date would be Nov. 12, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (Sept. 28, 2018) – On Friday morning (Sept 7) Oklahoma County District […]

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