Execution date set for Oklahoma death row inmate

The death row inmate has already been slated for execution three previous times, only to...
The death row inmate has already been slated for execution three previous times, only to receive last-minute stays.(kswo)
Published: Jul. 2, 2022 at 8:46 PM CDT
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Okla. (KSWO) - The Oklahoma Court of Appeals has scheduled a new execution date of Sept. 22 for Richard Glossip.

The death row inmate has already been slated for execution three previous times, only to receive last-minute stays.

Glossip is convicted of plotting the murder of his then-boss, Barry Van Treese, in 1997 when he worked as a motel manager.

He has long argued that he was framed and had nothing to do with the crime.

A bi-partisan group of Oklahoma state lawmakers agrees and has asked the court to review an independent investigation of the case.

With a new execution date looming, his defense is rushing to use newly uncovered evidence to prove his innocence in the 25-year-old case.

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