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Death penalty opponents urge governor to delay execution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Family and supporters of a condemned Oklahoma death row inmate have delivered more than 250,000 online petitions to Oklahoma's governor, urging her to grant a 60-day stay of execution.
 
Richard Eugene Glossip is to be executed Sept. 16 for his role in the 1997 beating death of a motel owner, but Glossip's supporters maintain he is innocent.
 
Glossip's case has received international attention since actress Susan Sarandon, who played a death penalty opponent in the movie ``Dead Man Walking,'' took up his cause. The woman Sarandon portrayed in the movie, anti-death penalty advocate Sister Helen Prejean, helped deliver the petitions Thursday to Gov., Mary Fallin's office.
 
Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz says the governor is convinced of Glossip's guilt and that the state is planning to move forward with his execution.
 

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