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Supreme Court Blocks Richard Glossip’s Execution

Justices suspend May 18 date so they can consider the Oklahoma case

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Friday blocked Oklahoma from executing death row inmate Richard Glossip after the state's attorney general agreed Glossip's life should be spared. Glossip had been scheduled to be put to death on May 18 despite statements by new Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond that he...

No Clemency for Glossip From Oklahoma Parole Board

Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond had asked board to spare him

(Newser) - In what CNN calls an "unprecedented step," Oklahoma's attorney general on Wednesday appeared before the state's parole board to lobby for clemency for Richard Glossip. The board wasn't swayed. It voted 2-2 to not recommend that Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt grant Glossip clemency, meaning the...

After 3 Last Meals on Death Row, He Could Go Free

Oklahoma AG wants Richard Glossip's murder conviction vacated based on 'new information'

(Newser) - Convicted of ordering the murder of his boss in 1997, Richard Glossip has eaten his "last meal" as a death-row inmate three times . And each time, he's "narrowly avoided death ... with reprieves or stays of execution," CNN reports. Now, after decades on death row, Glossip may...

Richard Glossip Gets 60-Day Execution Reprieve

Oklahoma governor grants it while state appeals court considers his claim

(Newser) - 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, the AP reports. Stitt signed an executive order delaying Glossip’s execution for the 1997 killing of Glossip's boss, motel owner Barry...

Judge Clears Oklahoma's Drug Cocktail for Executions

Move clears way for more death-row inmates, though an appeal is expected

(Newser) - A federal judge in Oklahoma on Monday ruled the state's three-drug lethal injection method is constitutional, paving the way for the state to request execution dates for more than two dozen death-row inmates who were plaintiffs in the case. Judge Stephen Friot's ruling followed a six-day federal trial...

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Richard Glossip marries for the second time in prison

(Newser) - Anti-death penalty advocate Lea Rodger says she is keenly aware of the realities facing her and Richard Glossip, who she married Tuesday inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary where he sits on death row. Glossip, 59, already has narrowly escaped execution three times and could be the next man Oklahoma puts...

He Has Eaten 3 Last Meals, Is Fighting to Avoid No. 4

'Rolling Stone' looks at the case of Richard Glossip in Oklahoma

(Newser) - How close has Richard Glossip come to execution? He has eaten the same "last meal" three different times, writes Brenna Ehrlich at Rolling Stone . For the record: fish and chips, a Baconator sandwich from Wendy's, pizza, and a strawberry shake. Each time, Glossip has won a late stay...

Oklahoma Calls Off All Executions This Year

State will wait for inquiry into drug mix-up

(Newser) - Richard Glossip will live to see 2016. The Oklahoma murderer was supposed to be the next prisoner put to death this year in the state, but an investigation into drug confusion means no executions will take place there through the rest of this year, reports the Tulsa World . Glossip had...

Oklahoma Used Wrong Drug During Execution

January mistake just came to light

(Newser) - Oklahoma used the wrong drug to stop an inmate's heart during an execution in January, according to an autopsy report obtained by the Oklahoman . Corrections officials used potassium acetate—not potassium chloride, as required under the state's protocol—to execute Charles Warner , according to the newspaper. Last week,...

Drug Glitch Leads Oklahoma to Halt 3 Executions

Problem was discovered just hours before one execution was scheduled

(Newser) - Oklahoma's highest criminal court unanimously agreed Friday to halt all of the state's scheduled executions after the state's prison system received the wrong drug for a lethal injection this week. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals granted the state's request and issued indefinite stays of execution...

Controversial Execution Postponed Again

Richard Glossip was scheduled to be put to death today

(Newser) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday postponed the scheduled execution of an inmate who claims he's innocent , saying a drug that the state Department of Corrections had received to carry out his lethal injection didn't match those listed in the agency's protocols. Fallin said prison officials received...

Last-Minute Stay Granted in Controversial Execution

Richard Eugene Glossip won't be executed today

(Newser) - An appeals court has agreed to halt the execution of an Oklahoma man who claims he was framed for the 1997 beating death of his boss. Richard Eugene Glossip was scheduled for execution at 3pm today. But the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals granted a request from Glossip's attorneys,...

Is Oklahoma Going to Kill an Innocent Man Today?

Fallin rejects appeal in Glossip case

(Newser) - Richard Glossip is scheduled to die at 3pm today, and his supporters say Oklahoma is about to execute an innocent man. The 52-year-old was convicted of ordering the 1997 murder of his boss at a motel, but his lawyers argue that the only evidence of his involvement is testimony from...

Susan Sarandon Trying to Save Death-Row Inmate

Calls Oklahoma governor 'horrible person' for not intervening

(Newser) - Susan Sarandon is using her Hollywood clout to try to save an inmate on Oklahoma's death row. In an interview with Sky News , the actress called Gov. Mary Fallin a "horrible person" for not intervening in next month's scheduled execution of Richard Glossip. He is "clearly...

3 Executions on Hold Until Supreme Court Hears Case

Unless Oklahoma comes up with an alternative to controversial drug

(Newser) - Three death-row inmates in Oklahoma now have a much better chance of living long enough to see whether their court challenge to lethal injection is successful. The Supreme Court today ordered Oklahoma to put the executions on hold until the court hears their case in late April, reports NBC News...

Why Oklahoma Doesn't Want to Use New Execution Room

Chamber was unveiled last week, but state isn't ready for executions

(Newser) - Oklahoma wants to put Richard Eugene Glossip, John Marion Grant, and Charles Warner to death—but not until 2015. Though prison officials last week unveiled a newly renovated and roomier execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, the state's attorney general on Friday filed a notice seeking to delay...

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