McALESTER, Okla._The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has granted a two-week stay of execution for death row inmate Richard Glossip.
Glossip, 52, was scheduled to be executed at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. He was convicted of ordering the 1997 beating death of Barry Van Treese, who owned the motel where Glossip worked.
His attorneys made a last-minute effort late Tuesday to spare their client's life. The attorneys argued they have new evidence to support his claim that he was framed, including a signed affidavit from an inmate who served time with Justin Sneed, who also was convicted of the killing and is serving a life sentence.