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Court delays execution of Oklahoma man who claims innocence in 1997 killing

Court delays execution of Oklahoma man who claims innocence in 1997 killing

Just three hours before Richard Glossip was set to be put to death by lethal injection Wednesday, an Oklahoma appeals court temporarily halted his execution, giving him a two-week reprieve in one of the nation's highest-profile death penalty cases.

Oklahoma’s scheduled 3 p.m. execution of Glossip, 52, for murder would have been its first since the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly approved the state’s controversial lethal-injection procedures in June.

Several celebrities and Oklahoma public figures have urged the state not to execute Glossip, who has sworn he is innocent in the 1997 killing of Barry Van Treese, his boss at the hotel where he worked in Oklahoma...

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