Kim Kardashian West visited Julius Jones, who was sentenced to death, in his latest offer to support criminal justice reform.
The reality star and business mogul has been outspoken ever since he, along with President Donald Trump, convicted Alice Marie Johnson of serving a non-violent drug trade, and was eventually released after 21 years. Since then, Kardashian has been studying to be a lawyer and continues to draw attention with his fame to someone who has been wrongfully convicted.
He recently visited Jones at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester and his family at a nearby church. According to TMZ, the black man, Jones, was arrested at the age of 19 for the 1999 shooting of 45-year-old Paul Howell. In 2002, he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. Many who are familiar with the case believe that Jones was racially profiled and inadequately protected from a murder trial.
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According to a press release from Amber Integrated, an Oklahoma public company that supports Jones ’release, Kardashian Viola Davis produced ABC’s three-hour documentary“ The Last Defense ”after seeing it.
More than six million people signed the Change.org petition, which called on the Penitentiary Council as well as Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to change Jones ’sentence. Now it seems Kardashian is hoping to do everything he can for the cause.
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Kardashian met Jones in a death sentence, accompanied by his lawyer, Dale Baich. He then joined his family to better understand the circumstances of the case.
“Our family knows that Julius did not commit this murder because Julius was at home with us at the time of the murder,” Madeline Jones, Julius Jones ’mother, said in a press release. “We were at home playing board games and eating spaghetti. The judge and jury that convicted and sentenced my son to death had never heard of us having a family play night. Julius’ lawyer never gave us a chance to tell them where Julius was. My son didn’t kill anyone because he was at home with his family.
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The statement notes that since Jones’s conviction, the defense team has admitted that it was unprepared for the trial at the time and never presented an alibi or called witnesses for defense. He allegedly did not present key evidence, and Amber Integrated notes that several prisoners allegedly offered to offer sworn allegations that the defendant in the Jones case boasted that he had been charged with the crime in exchange for a lighter punishment.
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