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Lawsuit truce called until Spring 2016 on Oklahoma drug debacle – Glossip, Cole and Grant executions on hold

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY — An agreement has been made between attorneys for the state of Oklahoma and three death row inmates that all executions — and a court challenge the government faced — are on hold until an undetermined date in 2016. The office of Attorney General Scott Pruitt said he […]

Fallin receives letter on behalf of Pope Francis ‘to commute’ Glossip execution

Staff Report Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano sent a letter to Gov. Mary Fallin on behalf of Pope Francis,  in regard to the scheduled execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip. Despite the request, Fallin does not have the legal authority to move the execution, said Alex Weintz, communications director for Fallin. Gov. Fallin does, […]

Some more time: Richard Glossip’s advocates joyful over stay, critics somewhat muted

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – This week’s decision from the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals provoked joy from Richard E. Glossip’s defenders and advocates trying to prevent his execution, and somewhat muted responses from those who have said he is guilty in the 1997 murder of hotel owner Barry Van Treese. Former […]

Sister Helen Prejean says it is up to the people of Oklahoma to reach out to Gov. Fallin to save Richard Glossip

By Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – With less than two weeks until the state scheduled execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip, the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP) hosted its third press conference with Sister Helen Prejean at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Sept. 3. Prejean, Glossip’s spiritual advisor […]

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Oklahoma capital cases, activists want ‘stay’ of all executions

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Last week, a day before the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision to take another look at pending executions in Oklahoma, Sister Helen Prejean, a well-known opponent of capital punishment, circulated to the The City Sentinel and other news organizations a statement. The status of planned executions remained uncertain last […]

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