AG Drummond Seeks Stay Of Execution For Death Row Inmate Richard Glossip Until 2024

Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond is seeking a stay of execution for death row inmate Richard Glossip until 2024.

Monday, March 27th 2023, 5:32 pm

By: News 9


Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond is seeking a stay of execution for death row inmate Richard Glossip until 2024.

Glossip was sentenced to death for the murder of Barry Van Treese in 1997 in Oklahoma City.

The stay of execution request comes weeks after Drummond announced that he will be directing an independent counsel to look into Richard Glossip's case.

Related: AG Gentner Drummond Orders Independent Counsel To Review Richard Glossip's Conviction, Death Sentence

Drummond said he has retained the former prosecutor, Rex Duncan, to review all aspects of the investigation, including the trial, sentencing and appeals process.

“As my office will represent the State at the clemency hearing, it is my responsibility to ensure that we are appropriately responding to all evidence that has been presented through Mr. Glossip’s conviction and incarceration,” Drummond said.
“Circumstances surrounding this case necessitate a thorough review. While I am confident in our judicial system, that does not allow me to ignore evidence. This review helps ensure that justice is served, both to the Van Treese family and the accused.”

Related: Governor Stitt Grants Another Execution Stay For Death Row Inmate Richard Glossip

Related: Glossip's Attorney Says Uncovered Evidence In Death Row Case Requires New Hearing

The request would move Glossip's execution date from May 18, 2023 to a day in August 2024.

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