Glossip execution again stayed (OK)

The case of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip took another interesting turn today. Just minutes before his scheduled execution, Gov. Mary Fallin once again called it off.

From NBC News:

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin halted the execution of Richard Glossip at the last minute on Wednesday after prison officials tried to go forward with the wrong drugs, officials said.

The stunning announcement came about an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop the execution of Glossip, whose case drew a call for mercy from Pope Francis earlier in the day. The execution was rescheduled for Nov. 6.

“Last minute questions were raised today about Oklahoma’s execution protocol and the chemicals used for lethal injection,” Fallin said in a statement.

“After consulting with the attorney general and the Department of Corrections, I have issued a 37 day stay of execution while the state addresses those questions and ensures it is complying fully with the protocols approved by federal courts.”

From Susan Sarandon and Sister Helen Prejean to the Innocence Project and former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and football coach Barry Switzer, those questioning Glossip’s execution represent a wide range of views and ideology.

A review of Glossip’s case was recently featured on The Dr. Phil Show.

Estate of Denial® has long followed legal system corruption in probate venues and/or via wills, trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney.  In the vein of the old adage that “if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s a duck,” Richard Glossip’s case offers some head-scratching legal maneuverings.

It doesn’t seem Glossip’s time is up just yet. One has to wonder why.

Today’s stay – Glossip’s fourth – is cast as related to the lethal injection drugs. Let’s hope his legal team is able to use the next 37 days to again raise issues regarding the oddities of his prosecution.

Share
Commentary, Featured