Oklahoma Appeals Court Halts Inmate's Execution
An appeals court halted the execution of Richard Glossip to allow his defense to provide new evidence.By Ryan Biek | September 16, 2015
An appeals court has halted the execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip. Glossip was set to be executed Wednesday.
Glossip was convicted of murder for the 1997 death of a motel owner. A man named Justin Sneed testified that Glossip hired him to carry out the murder. However, Sneed's testimony has been called questionable by some sources.
One being Sister Helen Prejean, who ministers to death row inmates. She wrote a piece published by CNN that claims Sneed gave contradictory versions of the case and that he was pressed during the police's interrogation to claim he didn't act alone.