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News to Know: Richard Glossip’s execution postponed, Ewert park stabbing plea, and partial abortion vote recount

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 2022-08-17

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt issued a 60-day stay of execution for death row inmate Richard Glossip. The motel manager was convicted of murder in the 1997 death of his boss. The Republican governor’s office said he issued the stay to let the state court of criminal appeals complete its review of a petition for a new hearing. This is the fourth time glossip has had an execution date stayed or reprieved. He’s been served his last meal three separate times, once when he was “moments away” from being put to death. More than 60 Oklahoma legislators signed a request for an evidentiary hearing into new evidence in the case. Learn more about Richard Glossip here.

JOPLIN, Mo. – A Joplin homeless man pleads guilty to an assault charge related to a stabbing. Authorities say in July of last year 33-year-old Joe Guevara stabbed someone multiple times in Ewert Park. The victim survived. On Tuesday Guevara pled guilty to first degree assault. He is sentenced to 11 years in prison. Read more about this case here.

CANEY, Kan. – Authorities in Caney, Kansas charged an Anderson, Missouri man with several crimes. On Monday officers pulled over a vehicle for equipment violations. They say the driver, 43-year-old Benjamin Valley, was found with a hidden pistol as well as other weapons in the vehicle, one of which was reported stolen from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Police also found drugs. Valley was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property, criminal use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Follow this story here.

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas plans to do a partial hand recount of this month’s decisive vote in favor of abortion rights after abortion opponents charged almost $120,000 to credit cards to cover the cost. The recount had been delayed until those pushing for the recount could provide payment. The request orginally asked for a recount in all 105 of the state’s counties, and was expected to cost $229,000. Abortion opponents decided to recount votes in only nine counties, though those counties account for more than half of the votes cast on August 2nd. However, the recount is highly unlikely to change to results.

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