(KFOR) A condemned Oklahoma inmate says his two week stay of execution and the possibility of a new trial is a “true blessing”.
Wednesday was a whirlwind for Richard Glossip and his family.
Hours after their father Richard was given two more weeks to live, a quiet enthusiasm could be felt among the family.
When the news broke, it was a different story.
“We were on our way to McAlester,” Ericka Glossip-Hodges said. “We were all like screaming, just happy, laughing.”
“We were crying, but it was all tears of joy,” Christina Glossip-Hodges added.
Wednesday’s stay of execution gives courts more time to sift through new evidence. But, it’s evidence Richard feels gives him a real chance.
“Give me a fair trial, let me put on my defense,” Richard said. “We’re trying to get this back into the court, so the courts can see what we’ve been saying all along is the truth. And, I think we may get that, so it’s a blessing, it’s a true blessing.”
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