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Execution stays granted to two death row inmates

John Grant and Julius Jones receive stays of execution.
John Grant and Julius Jones receive stays of execution.(Oklahoma Department of Corrections)
Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 8:35 PM CDT
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KSWO) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday granted execution stays to death row inmates Julius Jones and John Marion Grant.

Grant was set for execution on Thursday and Jones for Nov. 18.

A three-member panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit issued the stays for death row inmates Julius Jones and John Marion Grant.

The court ruled that a federal district judge in Oklahoma erred when he removed Grant, Jones and three other inmates from a federal lawsuit challenging Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols.

The judge removed the five inmates because they did not select an alternative method of execution.

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