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The attorney general sought an indefinite stay on executions to solve problems with Oklahoma’s lethal drugs. Meanwhile, doubts linger over the state’s official account.
In a dramatic and wholly unexpected move, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin halted the execution of Richard Glossip on Wednesday, citing “last-minute questions” about the lethal injection protocol the state planned to use to kill him.
Following intimidation tactics by the DA against new witnesses, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals denied Glossip’s last attempt to prove his innocence.
On the eve of Richard Glossip’s most recent execution date, a new witness came forward with evidence that Glossip was framed.
An Oklahoma appeals court issued a last-minute stay of execution for Richard Glossip in order to consider new evidence that could prove his innocence.
The closer Oklahoma comes to killing Richard Glossip, the more reason there is to believe the state is about to execute an innocent man.
Relatives of the key witness who sent Richard Glossip to die say the state got the wrong story. Yet Oklahoma plans to execute him on September 16.
In a petition filed Friday, attorneys for three men on Oklahoma’s death row show why each case reveals the death penalty to be cruel and unusual punishment.
Richard Glossip, the lead plaintiff in Glossip v. Gross, the Supreme Court decision that legalized a controversial form of lethal injection, now faces death — but he may well be innocent.
Marion Wilson Jr. is set to die on June 20 in the state that gave rise to the so-called modern death penalty era. But the system is as unfair as ever.