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Lawyer: Court must bar duo from deciding on death row case


September 10, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board will likely recommend that a high-profile inmate's death sentence be commuted unless two board members are barred from taking part in the decision, a lawyer for a county district attorney argued before a state Supreme Court referee Friday.

Attorney Sandra Howell-Elliott, a part-time assistant district attorney who is representing Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater, urged the state's high court to prohibit board members Adam Luck and Kelly Doyle from considering Julius Jones' commutation at a hearing next week. Prater main...

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