Glossip's lawyers appeal to SCOTUS

Posted at 5:02 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 18:02:19-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Lawyers for an Oklahoma death row inmate have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution.

The lawyers said Tuesday that Richard Glossip is innocent and that they have proof a co-defendant acted alone. Prosecutors say Glossip hired a co-worker to rob and kill their boss at the Oklahoma City motel where they worked in 1997.

READ: Petition filed by Glossip's lawyers

Two juries sentenced Glossip to death, but his lawyers say police pressured co-defendant Justin Sneed to implicate him. Oklahoma's Court of Criminal Appeals ruled 3-2 Monday that new evidence brought by Glossip's lawyers merely repeats arguments raised in earlier appeals.

Before the U.S. Supreme Court, Glossip's lawyers said Oklahoma should not be allowed to "summarily ... execute" an inmate while ignoring new evidence.

READ: Glossip attys send Fallin a letter

Glossip is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday.

2 Works for You anchor Max Resnik caught up with Gov. Mary Fallin in Broken Arrow Tuesday and asked her about the upcoming execution.

"Certainly there is some anxiety throughout the state right now because this particular case has received a lot of national press because of anti- death penalty groups," said Fallin.

Hear more from the governor in the video player above.

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