Glossip’s attorneys ask U.S. Supreme Court to stop execution

Ponca City Now - September 30, 2015 8:47 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Lawyers for an Oklahoma death row inmate have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution.

The lawyers said Tuesday that Richard Glossip is innocent and that they have proof a co-defendant acted alone. Prosecutors say Glossip hired a co-worker to rob and kill their boss at the Oklahoma City motel where they worked in 1997.

Two juries sentenced Glossip to death, but his lawyers say police pressured co-defendant Justin Sneed to implicate him. Oklahoma’s Court of Criminal Appeals ruled 3-2 Monday that new evidence brought by Glossip’s lawyers merely repeats arguments raised in earlier appeals.

Before the U.S. Supreme Court, Glossip’s lawyers said Oklahoma should not be allowed to "summarily … execute" an inmate while ignoring new evidence.

Glossip is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday.

Governor Mary Fallin says she has no plans to halt the execution of Richard Glossip.


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