For 19 years, Jones has maintained that he is innocent, explaining that the description of the killer matches another man and that exonerating evidence wasn’t presented in the original trial.
Jimmy Lawson, Jones' best friend, handed a phone to Curry after the game. "When he got on the phone with Julius," Lawson recalled to the paper, "he was like, 'Hold on, Julius is on the phone?' I’m like, ‘Yeah!' Steph was like, 'For real?' We were like, 'Yeah!'"