Oklahoma Freezes Glossip Execution

Oklahoma Freezes Glossip Execution

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has stopped three executions, including that of Richard Glossip, a death row inmate who has attracted international attention.

Oklahoma's lethal injections consist of three medications: midazolam, which sedates the inmate; pancuronium bromide, which causes muscle paralysis; and potassium chloride, which stops the heart. According to the executive order signed by Fallin, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections received potassium acetate instead of potassium chloride.