Richard Glossip's Execution Halted In Oklahoma

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An Oklahoma appeals court has called a last-minute halt to the execution of a man who says he was framed by a colleague in his boss' murder.
Richard Glossip, 52, was due to face lethal injection in the death chamber at 3pm local time on Wednesday.
But the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals granted a request from his legal team for time to explore new evidence.
Glossip was twice convicted of the 1997 murder of Barry Van Treese, who owned the Oklahoma City motel where Glossip worked.
Justin Sneed, a handyman at the motel who admitted killing Van Treese with a baseball bat, said Glossip had paid him to do it.
Sky News reporter Ian Woods was invited by Glossip to witness him being put to death.

He described emotional scenes at Oklahoma State Penitentiary as the execution was put off to 30 September.
The case has featured on Sky News because of the unusual nature of the conviction.
There was no physical evidence linking Glossip to the crime, just the testimony of the teenager who escaped the death penalty in return for testifying against Glossip.


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