In a unanimous ruling early this afternoon, the highest criminal court in Oklahoma granted a two-week stay in the execution of Richard Glossip. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals released their ruling, granting Glossip’s request for time to review new evidence.
One piece of evidence submitted to the court was a sworn affidavit from another inmate who claims he heard Justice Sneed admit to acting alone and setting up Glossip. Sneed plead guilty to the murder of Barry Van Treese in exchange for his testimony against Glossip, who he claimed hired him to commit the crime. Glossip has always maintained his innocence.
The Court of Appeals set a new execution date of September 30th. We will continue to post updates to our Twitter feed and Facebook page, and stay tuned for suggested actions to ensure Glossip’s claims of innocence are properly heard and the next execution date does not go forward.