BREAKING: Oklahoma Gov Commutes Julius Jones' Death Sentence for Murder

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt just halted the execution of death-row inmate Julius Jones, shortly before he was to be put to death for a murder he was tried and convicted for 22 years ago.

From NBC News:

“After prayerful consideration and reviewing materials presented by all sides of this case, I have determined to commute Julius Jones’ sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole,” Stitt said in a statement.

“I want to say thank you to our honorable governor, thank you, thank you God, thank you Jesus,” Jones’ sister, Antoinette Jones, said moments after the announcement from the governor’s office. “I want to thank everyone for continuing to tell Julius’ story. Thank you to the world.”

While many who advocated on behalf of Jones and believe he is innocent are thankful for the decision, the family of his victim believes he is guilty.

As this is breaking news, RedState will provide further updates as they become available.