Governor has no plans to delay execution

Ponca City Now - August 12, 2015 8:41 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she has no plans to delay next month’s execution of a man condemned for his role in a 1997 killing, despite concerns raised by death penalty opponents that he is innocent.

Fallin said in a statement she is convinced Richard Eugene Glossip is guilty and that the state "is prepared to hold him accountable for his crimes."

Glossip is scheduled to die Sept. 16 for the beating death of the manager of an Oklahoma City motel where he worked. Glossip maintains his innocence after having been convicted and sentenced to death by two juries.

Fallin has seen more calls for a delay since actress Susan Sarandon, who played a death penalty opponent in the movie "Dead Man Walking," claimed last week that Glossip was innocent.

 

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