Oklahoma court stays Richard Glossip's execution on last-minute innocence claims and Sr. Helen Prejean's help

Talk about an eleventh hour reprieve: an Oklahoma court stayed Richard Glossip's execution on last-minute innocence claims, reported the Associated Press on September 16. The appeals court halted the execution of Richard Eugene Glossip,52, for two weeks, after attorneys asked for time to review new evidence. Glossip was twice convicted of killing Barry Van Treese. Glossip was employed at Van Treese's Oklahoma City motel along with Justin Sneed. Sneed was convicted of beating VanTreese to death in 1977. Sneed fingered Glossip as being involved in the killing. But inmate Michael Scott said he heard Sneed admit he acted alone.Oklahoma court stays Richard Glossip's execution on last-minute innocence claims - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

 

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