Quintin Jones Wiki – Quintin Jones Bio
Quintin Jones was an African-American man from Texas; the United States. was executed by lethal injection on Wednesday without media witnesses.
Before his death, Jones made a short statement thanking his supporters.
He was 41 years old.
Quintin Jones Executed
According to a prison transcript provided to Newsweek, he said: “I would like to thank all of the supporting people who helped me over the years. To mad Maddie, my twin Sonja, Angie, and all the homies, AKA money and Peruvian queen including crazy Dominican.”
Quintin Jones was executed around 6:40 pm, Texas time. Justice was not served. The world is not a better place because Quin is gone. May his memory expand our capacity for grace and mercy. May it fuel us to fight for a better, more compassionate, more just, more humane world.
— suleikajaouad (@suleikajaouad) May 20, 2021
He added: “I was so glad to leave this world a better, more positive place. It’s not an easy life with all the negativities. Love all my friends and all the friendships that I have made. They are like the sky. It is all part of life, like a big full plate of food for the soul. I hope I left everyone a plate of food full of happy memories, happiness, and no sadness. I’m done, warden.”
As the lethal dose of pentobarbital was administered, Jones took four or five deep breaths followed by “a long deep snore,” Jeremy Desel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, told the AP. He was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m.
Desel’s account relied on prison agency officials inside the death chamber because the execution—the state’s first in almost a year—took place without any media witnesses.
was executed for the 1999 killing of his great aunt, Berthena Bryant. Bryant’s family and over 175,000 other people petitioned Texas Governor Greg Abbott for clemency to commute his death sentence to a life sentence. The online news medium Austin American-Statesman highlighted racial bias in his sentencing.
Jones admitted to the killing during the trial and showed remorse. The Bryant family gave evidence in the trial of Jones’s mental illness and addiction. Jones was sentenced to death and spent 21 years on death row with 23 hours a day in solitary confinement.
Michael Mowla, Jones’s attorney, has since filed a habeas corpus motion in Texas state court, arguing that prosecutors gave unscientific testimony during the trial, violating Jones’ rights. Texas state law only allows the death penalty on the argument of “future dangerousness”, Quinn has no record of violence in prison.
The online news media Austin American-Statesman have highlighted racial bias in his sentencing. They have compared Jones to Riky “Red” Roosa who was convicted of murdering two people and was given a life sentence with the possibility of parole. Jones, who is black, was sentenced to death for one murder.
Prison Agency Officials Statement
The AP reported that prison agency officials had neglected to notify reporters waiting in an office across the street that it was about to occur.
Desel said the officials included several new person who had not participated in an execution before.
“As a result of a miscommunication between officials at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, there was never a call made to summon the media witnesses into the unit,” Desel told Newsweek.
“We apologize for this critical error. The agency is investigating to determine exactly what occurred to ensure it does not happen again.”
Suleika Jaouad, a writer who started corresponding with Jones a decade ago and led his campaign for clemency, wrote on Twitter that she had spoken to Jones on the phone before he entered the execution chamber.