This Tuesday, July 14 is a special edition of “20/20” on ABC featuring former high school star, Julius Jones, who is seeking clemency while on death row and supported by celebrities Kim Kardashian West, Russell Westbrook & more
Check out the full episode listing below for this Tuesday July 14, 2020 special edition of ABC “20/20”, “The Last Defense: Julius Jones”.
This special Tuesday edition of 20/20” airs from 8:00PM – 10:00PM ET.
“20/20” airs weekly on Fridays at 9:01PM – 11:00PM EDT on the ABC Network. You can watch this episode now at ABC.com
In 1999, authorities arrested 19-year-old former high school basketball state champion and star football player Julius Jones, days after a businessman in a predominantly white suburb of Oklahoma City was shot and killed.
Prior to the murder, Jones was a student at the University of Oklahoma on a partial academic scholarship with dreams of joining the basketball team. Now, 21 years later, a two-hour “20/20” reports on the crime, trial and a key piece of evidence that authorities recently tested for DNA.
The program features an interview with Jones from death row, who tells his version of events, claiming that he is innocent, and his lawyers’ claims that systemic racism influenced his conviction.
“20/20” also reports on the celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West and NBA players Russell Westbrook, Trae Young and Blake Griffin, who support Jones’ quest for clemency.
The two-hour ABC “20/20” on Julius Jones is an abridged version of Viola Davis’ and Julius Tennon’s documentary series, “The Last Defense.”
“The Last Defense” is executive produced by Viola Davis, Julius Tennon and Andrew Wang for JuVee Productions; Christine Connor for XCON Productions; Vanessa Potkin and Aida Leisenring for Lincoln Square Productions; and Lee Beckett for ABC News Longform.