Supreme Court blocks Oklahoma death row inmate’s execution after support from AG
June 13, 2023
Richard Glossip had been slated to be put to death on May 18 despite support from Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond (R), who said Glossip did not receive a fair trial.
“I am very grateful to the U.S. Supreme Court for their decision to grant a stay of execution. I will continue working to ensure justice prevails in this important case,” Drummond wrote in a press release.
An Oklahoma appeals court upheld Glossip’s conviction after Drummond’s public support, and the state’s pardon and parole board deadlocked on a vote on whether to grant clemency.
The Supreme Court’s decision puts the execution on hold while it reviews the case.