Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Richard Glossip's Scheduled Execution

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The scheduled execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip has been temporarily blocked after a ruling today by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Glossip had been scheduled to be executed on May 18.

Well-known death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean was among those who had earlier called on Governor Kevin Stitt to grant death row inmate Richard Glossip yet another 60-day stay of execution. Prejean's book "Dead Man Walking" was turned into a movie starring Susan Sarandon. She took part in a news conference yesterday at the State Capitol.

Glossip was convicted in the 1997 murder-for-hire killing of his former boss.

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