Oklahoma governor grants 60-day reprieve to Richard Glossip

 

August 17, 2022



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt granted death row inmate Richard Glossip a 60-day stay of execution on Tuesday while a state appeals court considers his claim of innocence.

Stitt signed an executive order delaying Glossip's execution for the 1997 killing of Glossip's boss, motel owner Barry Van Treese, that was scheduled for Sept. 22.

"This stay is granted to allow time for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to address a pending legal proceeding," the order states.

A Stitt spokeswoman declined to comment on the governor's decision, which also means that a clemency heari...



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