Oklahoma court issues last-minute halt of execution of Glossip

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Posted: Sep 16, 2015 1:18 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma appeals court on Wednesday issued a last-minute stay of execution for murderer Richard Glossip so it can consider evidence that his lawyers say points to his innocence.

Glossip had been scheduled for execution at 3 p.m. CDT (4 p.m. EDT) on Wednesday. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals set the new execution date for Sept. 30.

(Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Bill Trott)