Kim Kardashian West Visits Oklahoma Death Row Inmate

Tuesday, November 24th 2020, 6:48 am
By: News On 6

A reality TV star made a surprise visit to Oklahoma on Monday. Kim Kardashian West made stops in both McAlester and Oklahoma City to visit an Oklahoma inmate who is currently on death row.

Kardashian West's visits centered around Julius Jones, a man who was convicted in 1999 of shooting a man in Edmond, Oklahoma. Jones has maintained his innocence, claiming that he was never even at the scene of the crime.

The reality TV star met with Jones and his lawyer on Monday in McAlester before traveling to OKC to meet with Jones' family.

Kardashian West got involved in the "Justice of Julius" campaign after watching a three-hour documentary about the case titled "The Last Defense." The documentary supposedly provides evidence that points to Jones' innocence, such as secret plea deals and suspect testimony from Jones' co-defendant who matched eye-witness description of the shooter.

Currently, more than six million people have signed a petition asking the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board and Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to commute Jones' sentence.

The Board can recommend that Jones' death sentence be commuted and reduced. Governor Stitt would then have the ability to accept the recommendation.