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Attorneys For Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Seek Reconsideration

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Attorneys for an Oklahoma death row inmate are asking a state appellate court to reconsider its decision to allow the execution to proceed.

Attorneys for Richard Glossip filed a petition for rehearing Tuesday with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. Glossip is scheduled to be executed Wednesday for ordering the beating death of a motel owner in 1997.

9/28/2015 Related Story: Appeals Denied, Richard Glossip Execution Will Go Forward As Planned

In a 3-2 decision on Monday, the state's highest criminal court rejected Glossip's request for an evidentiary hearing and emergency stay of execution, paving the way for his scheduled lethal injection.

Glossip has maintained his innocence, and his attorneys say they have uncovered new evidence that suggests his co-defendant acted alone. But the appellate court ruled the new evidence simply expands on theories that were already raised on Glossip's original appeals.

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