(CNN)Oklahoma Court of Appeals schedulesexecution date for Richard Grossip doing. Defense is rushing to start a court battle with newly discovered evidence they say prove his innocence in the 1997 murder.
Glossip was convicted of attempting to kill his then-boss, Barry Van Treese, while working as a motel manager in 1997. He claimed that it had nothing to do with crime. Grossip was convicted of murdering Justin Sneed, a 19-year-old conservative at the time, but Grossip claims he was framed. Sneed was sentenced to life imprisonment in a judicial transaction for his testimony to Glossip. This is the only evidence linking Glossip to crime, the new report states.
Glossip's lawyer, Don Knight, said in a statement Friday that the execution date should be revoked until judges can consider an independent report in support of Glossip's innocence. Knight told CNN that the findings should help the judge secure a hearing in which the case could be remanded to the Oklahoma District Court.
"Richard Grossip has already passed three winding execution dates," the statement said. "It would not be justice to set a fourth execution date for an innocent man before all this new evidence is fully considered in court."
In a 120-page application filed Friday, Knight revealed a new one, including a detailed explanation showing that Grossip did not play a role in ordering the Trees murder. He wrote that the evidence should require another hearing.
"If you refuse to hear Mr. Grossip's allegations about the proposal, most of those allegations deal with serious miscarriage by state officials, and the facts currently known are that. It will cause serious false accusations because it clearly shows that Mr. Grossship is virtually innocent. "
The proceedings report contained a statement from witnesses proving that a "failed robbery" organized by Sneed and his girlfriend instead of Glossip led to the murder. .. "Several" witnesses said they had heard Sneed set up Glossip in the case, according to the filing of the appeal.
In an interview with CNN-affiliated KFOR, Grossip once again wanted to remain innocent from M's cell and not have an imminent execution.
"I want people to know that I didn't kill this guy, didn't participate, and didn't plan," he said.