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Awaiting governor's decision as execution date for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones nears

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt can grant Jones clemency with the possibility for parole, grant clemency without the possibility of parole or deny clemency. If Stitt decides to deny clemency, the high-profile death row inmate will be put to death Thursday.

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Tents were set up overnight near the governor's mansion as supporters make a final push to save Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones' life.

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Jones' execution is scheduled for Thursday, and all eyes are on Gov. Kevin Stitt as the world waits for his decision.

Stitt can grant Jones clemency with the possibility for parole, grant clemency without the possibility of parole or deny clemency. If Stitt decides to deny clemency, the high-profile death row inmate will be put to death Thursday.

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Jones has been on death row for the 1999 murder of Edmond businessman and father Paul Howell. Jones has maintained his innocence.

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Stitt has met with lawyers for Howell's family and Jones. Howell's family has asked the governor to allow the execution to proceed.

Jones' family has pushed to meet with Stitt in person, showing up at the state Capitol every day this week. The governor has not responded to their requests.

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Law enforcement set up barricades around the governor's mansion. Oklahoma City Police Department officials said the barricades were put in place to provide a safe place for people to show up for peaceful gatherings.

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