Fallin spokesman: Governor will respect court’s decision

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A spokesman for Governor Mary Fallin said the executive office will "live with the outcome either way" after the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals granted Richard Glossip a two-week stay of execution.

"The Governor's job is to follow the law," said spokesman Alex Weintz. "She's had respect for the courts and the justice system all along, and that's what this is about as far as we're concerned, doing justice and what the courts tell us to do."

Fallin's office refused to issue a 60-day stay Tuesday, saying in a press release: "We find none of the material to be credible evidence of Richard Glossip’s innocence.”

But, the governor's office did ask Glossip's attorneys to a court of law, which it did late Tuesday night.

Wednesday around noon, the court granted Glossip a two-week stay so it could review "new evidence" his attorneys said they have.

The decision came just hours before Glossip was to be executed - he had already been served his "final meal."  Glossip and his team celebrated, saying they had never stopped holding out hope for a stay.

"They're going to get their day in court," Weintz said. "Gov. Fallin will live with whatever the court's decision is."

The execution has been rescheduled for September 30.

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