The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the final appeal of an Oklahoma death row inmate who was convicted of killing an Oklahoma City motel owner in 1997.
Without comment, the court declined to review the case of Richard Glossip, who received the death penalty for killing Barry Alan Van Treese at the Best Budget Inn.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that Glossip had received “a fundamentally fair trial.”
Typically after a death row inmate exhausts his appeals, the state attorney general requests an execution date.
However, Oklahoma’s execution protocols are currently being reviewed because of problems last week in the execution of Clayton Lockett.