The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals ruled against Richard Glossip (pictured) on April 20, 2023, despite a motion from the state’s Attorney General asking the court to vacate Glossip’s conviction and remand the case to a lower court. Glossip is scheduled for execution on May 18 but has consistently maintained his innocence. In a statement reacting to the ruling, Glossip’s attorney, Don Knight, said, “Since the State now agrees that the only witness to allege that Mr. Glossip was involved in this crime cannot be believed, it is unconscionable for the court to attempt to force the State to move forward with his execution.” Knight plans to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Sean Murphy and Ken Miller, Oklahoma court upholds Richard Glossip’s mur­der con­vic­tion, Associated Press, April 202023.