Mayfield Calling For Clemency For Convicted Killer

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(Cleveland) - Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield is one of a number of celebrities who are calling on the Governor of Oklahoma to grant clemency to convicted killer Julius Jones. Jones is schedule to be executed by lethal injection at 4 p.m. Central Standard Time, Thursday.

In Mayfield's daily media availability, one of the reporters asked him about his message to Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt about the execution of Jones.

Mayfield said, "it's pretty rough, to be honest with y ou. It's not something easy to be talked about. I've been trying to get the facts stated, and the truth told for a while. It's tough to think about. It's a shame it's gotten this far, 24 hours away. It's tough. Hopefully God can intervene and handle it correctly, and do the things he needs to do."

Jones has been on death row for about 20 years after his conviction for the 1999 killing of businessman Paul Howell. Jones has had his case featured in the TV documentary series, "The Last Defense." His case has been taken up by celebrities who claim racial bias, and inconsistencies in Jones' trial.

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