Man's execution halted three hours beforehand

Man's execution halted three hours beforehand

The execution of an American man for a murder he says he played no part in, has been dramatically halted.

Richard Glossip says he was set up by the actual killer, who signed a plea deal to avoid the death penalty himself.

His lawyer had applied for more time to investigate new evidence.

Sky reporter Ian Woods says the execution has been postponed for a fortnight: "Pandemonium broke out as you can imagine, people who've been fighting for Richard Glossip's life were so relieved and happy.

"Bear in mind we were three hours away from the time of the execution."

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