(Cleveland, OH) -- Cleveland Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield was one of a number of celebrities who called upon the Governor of Oklahoma to grant clemency for death row inmate Julius Jones.
Speaking to the media Wednesday, Mayfield made an emotional plea for Governor Kevin Stitt to stop the execution.
Hours before Jones was scheduled to be executed on Thursday afternoon, Stitt did just that, commuting his sentence to life in prison without parole.
Mayfield took to Twitter to celebrate the news.
"God is GREAT!!!" the Cleveland Browns quarterback tweeted. "Thank you to everybody that prayed and continued to pray!"
Jones' previously planned execution came as the result of his 2002 conviction of first-degree murder, for the killing of businessman Paul Howell in 1999.
Despite the conviction, Jones has maintained his innocence, with several factors, including inconsistencies in the description of the shooter and potential bias in the jury, raising doubts about his conviction.
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