Kim KardashianA visit to a prisoner on death row in Oklahoma has been hailed as a huge morale boost for those who are already fighting for Julius Jones‘freedom.
Kim paid special attention to the case of Julius when she met him face to face in Oklahoma City … and we were told his family was excited and fans excited.
Justice for Julius campaigners tell us that their site has seen a tenfold increase in traffic, and that thousands of emails from around the world are pouring into the site and inboxes at the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, calling for a change of mind.
Jones, a Negro, was only 19 when he was arrested for shooting a 45-year-old white man named Paul Howell in 1999. Jones was convicted of first-degree murder in 2002 and sentenced to death, but many say the case was accused of race and there was little evidence to link him to the scene. Julius claims he was framed, and it was purebred.
Julius applied for a pardon last year and is waiting in the Parole Board to recommend a leniency … the final decision is in the hands of the governor Kevin Stitt.
We have been told since Kim’s visit to the Cleveland Browns that Baker Mayfieldwho all season bore Julius’s name on the back of his helmet and wore custom Julius-faced boots is fully on board Julius syndrome.
But most of all, we were told that Kim’s visit brought renewed hope and energy to the people of Oklahoma who worked tirelessly on the case.
Julius’s sister, Antoinette Jones, says TMZ … Kim gave the family a sense of optimism as she went forward, keeping her word to fight for Julius. Antoinette says Kim’s drive reminds her Robert Kardashian Sr.
It’s quite heartbreaking … Julius’s sister says she told Kim that he was still broken up that he couldn’t take her to prom and senior because he was locked up, and told Kim that he wanted to make it up to her sister. He says Kim thinks that’s another reason Kim wants to fight for her freedom.
However, not everyone is happy with Kim’s visit.
Oklahoma’s attorney general Mike Hunter he called her for siding with Jones, for claiming that “every criticism around his case has been debunked” and for accusing “celebrity support”.
Nevertheless … Kim is one way or another influencing the Julius case.