Governor halts execution for Oklahoma inmate

Courtesy: ABC News

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Gov. Mary Fallin has granted a last-minute stay for an Oklahoma inmate who was set to be executed Wednesday afternoon.

Fallin’s stay for Richard Glossip came about an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Glossip’s request to halt his execution. In her order, Fallin granted a 37-day stay for Glossip, saying the state needed to determine whether its use of a new drug — potassium acetate — was in compliance.

Fallin reset Glossip’s execution for Nov. 6.

Glossip has maintained his innocence in the 1997 beating death of an Oklahoma City motel owner.

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