Fallin, Pruitt comment on Glossip case

Posted at 1:25 PM, Sep 16, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin issued the following statement regarding the stay of execution of inmate Richard Glossip.

“As I have repeatedly said, court is the proper place for Richard Glossip and his legal team to argue the merits of his case. My office will respect whatever decision the court makes, as we have throughout this process.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Van Treese family who has suffered greatly during this long ordeal.”

READ the order granting the emergency request for a stay of execution.


Later in the afternoon, Attorney General Scott Pruitt also sent a statement regarding the Glossip decision. 

"“The family of Barry Van Treese has waited 18 agonizing years for justice to be realized for his brutal death. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals indicated it needs more time to review the filings. I’m confident that the Court of Criminal Appeals, after reviewing the filings, will conclude there is nothing worthy which would lead the court to overturn a verdict reached by two juries who both found Glossip guilty and sentenced him to death for Barry Van Treese’s murder.”

Actress Susan Sarandon also commented on the decision, tweeting out a few statements. 

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