Supreme Court to reconsider Oklahoma death row inmate’s murder conviction

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will hear an appeal from Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip, who has maintained his innocence and has received atypical support from state officials.

The petition from Glossip, who was sentenced in a 1997 case involving murder-for-hire of the owner of the motel where he worked, has been before the high court justices since September, who decided on Monday to proceed with oral arguments in the fall. The justices previously ruled in May to halt his scheduled death sentence after he gained support from Oklahoma Republican Attorney General Gentner Drummond, who has maintained a belief that Glossip did not receive a fair trial.

Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond asked an appeals court to vacate the murder conviction of high-profile death row inmate Richard Glossip. | AP

For nearly 25 years, Glossip
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