Gov. Kevin Stitt issues stay of execution for death-row inmate Richard Glossip

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday issued a stay of execution for death-row inmate Richard Glossip to give time for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to review a request for a new hearing in his case.

Stitt’s executive order implements a 60-day stay that pushes back Glossip’s execution date.

Slated to be executed Sept. 22, Glossip is now scheduled to be executed Dec. 8. The stay will also push back Glossip’s Aug. 23 clemency hearing before the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board.

Glossip, 59, is set to be executed for the 1997 beating death of his boss, Oklahoma City motel owner Barry Van Treese. A motel maintenance man, Justin Sneed, confessed to the killing, saying Glossip offered to pay him $10,000 to do it to keep from being fired.

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