An appeals court agreed to halt the execution of inmate Richard Glossip just before noon Wednesday.
The execution has been pushed back to Sept. 30.
Executive Director Ryan Kiesel of the ACLU of Oklahoma issued this statement following the stay.
“The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals did today, what elected officials have refused to do. We stand with the many Oklahomans and individuals around the world in expressing our gratitude to the court. For today, at least, the state of Oklahoma has avoided the execution of a man not guilty of any capital offense.”
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