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US death row inmate granted last minute stay of execution

Published 30/09/2015

Alex Gerszewski, spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, announces that Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has stayed the scheduled execution of Richard Glossip for 37 days (AP)
Alex Gerszewski, spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, announces that Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has stayed the scheduled execution of Richard Glossip for 37 days (AP)

A US man on death row in Oklahoma has been granted a last minute stay of execution.

Governor Mary Fallin acted as Richard Glossip was set to be executed on Wednesday afternoon.

It came about an hour after the US Supreme Court rejected Glossip's request to halt his execution.

In her order, Ms Fallin granted a 37-day stay for Glossip, saying the state needed to determine whether its use of a new drug - potassium acetate - was in compliance.

She reset Glossip's execution for November 6.

Glossip has maintained his innocence in the 1997 beating death of an Oklahoma City motel owner.

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