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Newsweek Takes Down Erroneous Report About Oklahoma Prisoner’s Execution

”On Third Attempt, Oklahoma Executes Richard Glossip,“ Newsweek reports — after governor halts execution

Newsweek took down a story reporting the execution of Oklahoma prisoner Richard Glossip on Thursday after the governor of the state halted the execution.

The story led with the headline, “On Third Attempt, Oklahoma Executes Richard Glossip,” and reported he’d been executed by lethal injection.

Soon after, Newsweek followed up with a new story that reported Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin had issued a 37-day stay of execution for Glossip.

An earlier version of this story was incorrectly published stating Glossip’s execution had occured,” the correction said. The original story brings readers to an error page.

“Last minute questions were raised today about Oklahoma’s execution protocol and the chemicals used for lethal injection,” Fallin said.

Glossip was convicted in 1997 of serving as the mastermind behind his employee, Justin Sneed, beating a man to death with a baseball bat.

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