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Oklahoma Court Grants Richard Glossip 2-Week Stay of Execution

HeadlineSep 17, 2015

An Oklahoma appeals court granted death row prisoner Richard Glossip a last-minute stay of execution Wednesday only hours before he was slated to die. The decision was a response to an emergency request filed by his lawyers amid mounting evidence Glossip may be innocent. Robert Patton, director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, announced the stay.

Robert Patton: “A few minutes ago I received a phone call from my general counsel that the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has issued a stay for Richard Eugene Glossip until September the 30th. I have not read the actual order itself. I do not know the reasons behind the stay. I don’t know what the stipulations of the stay are. I have met with Mr. Glossip’s family and informed them of the stay.”

We’ll have more on Richard Glossip after headlines.

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