Oklahoma Governor Stops Richard Glossip's Execution Over Drug Concerns
Citing questions raised about a lethal injection drug, Gov. Mary Fallin granted a 37-day stay of execution for Glossip who was set to be executed today. Glossip says he is innocent and has thousands of supporters, including Susan Sarandon and Richard Branson.
Thousands Of People Are Fighting To Save This Man From Execution
Oklahoma is set to execute Richard Glossip on Wednesday despite his claims of innocence. He is supported by thousands, including Susan Sarandon and Richard Branson, who unsuccessfully asked Gov. Mary Fallin to intervene. [Update: On Wednesday, hours before he was to be executed, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal appeals gave him a two-week stay.]
Trial Judge Stops Execution Of Man Convicted Of Killing A Prison Guard In Texas
Update: A trial judge granted Robert Pruett's motion to conduct DNA testing on the metal rod that was used to kill Texas corrections officer Daniel Nagle. Pruett has maintained his innocence and said that he was framed in the 1999 murder case.
Eric Holder Endorses Death Penalty Moratorium As Some States Halt Executions Over Drugs
The attorney general suggested a nationwide hold on executions pending a Supreme Court review of Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol. Alabama, Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee have halted executions recently over drug issues, and activists called for Oregon's outgoing governor to take action on the issue as well.