Oklahoma appeals court says Glossip’s execution can proceed

Ponca City Now - September 28, 2015 2:06 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma appeals court has narrowly denied a death row inmate’s last-minute request for a new hearing and ordered that his execution may proceed.

In a 3-2 decision on Monday, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals denied Richard Glossip’s request for an evidentiary hearing and an emergency stay of execution. The court ruled the state can proceed with Glossip’s execution, which is scheduled for Wednesday.

Glossip was scheduled to be executed on Sept. 16, but the court granted a two-week stay just hours before he was to receive a lethal injection after his attorneys claimed they had new evidence that he was innocent.

But the court ruled the new evidence simply expands on theories that were already raised on his original appeals.


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