Oklahoma Watches and Warnings

U.S. Supreme Court denies new hearing for Oklahoma death row inmate, Richard Glossip

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Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip’s request for a new hearing has been denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.

 The court handed down the one-line order on Friday.

Richard Giossip

Richard Eugene Glossip, 52, is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Sept. 16.

He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the 1997 beating death of Oklahoma City motel manager Barry Alan Van Treese.

Barry Von Treese

Barry Van Treese

A co-defendant, Justin Sneed,  who is serving life in prison without parole confessed to beating Van Treese, but said  Glossip’s asked him to do it.

Glossip had always maintained he is guilty of helping Sneed cover up the murder, after the fact. But, he said he had nothing to do with the planning of the crime.

Governor Mary Fallin has rejected the requests to delay his execution by anti-death penalty supporters.

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