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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Bulletin: Major development: Richard Glossip; Oklahoma; The Atlantic reports that he has been granted a last-minute stay until September 30 to consider evidence that he may have neen framed; The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, the state's highest criminal appeals court, granted the stay less than eight hours before his scheduled execution at 5 p.m.
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"Oklahoma’s highest criminal-appeals court granted Richard Glossip an eleventh-hour stay of execution Wednesday until September 30 to hear new evidence he may have been framed. ........As concerns about Glossip’s possible innocence grew over the summer, a broad array of public figures urged Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to stay Glossip’s execution for 60 days to allow new evidence to be heard, including Sister Helen Prejean, former Senator Tom Coburn, and former University of Oklahoma head coach Barry Switzer. Oklahoma City District Attorney David Prater dismissed their efforts a “bullshit P.R. campaign” on Monday. Fallin announced Tuesday she saw “no reason to cast doubt on the guilty verdict reached by the jury or to delay Glossip’s sentence of death” and ruled out a temporary reprieve. Glossip’s legal team then petitioned the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, the state’s highest criminal-appeals court, to intervene. The court granted the stay less than eight hours before his scheduled execution at 5 p.m.