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Lanita Henricksen: We Can’t Give Up

Lanita Henricksen: We Can’t Give Up

KFOR reports:

One day after his request for a stay of execution was denied, attorneys for Richard Glossip say they are not giving up.


On Monday, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals denied Glossip’s request for a stay of execution.

“This is not it, we still have 48 hours at least to work on this case and we can’t give up because we have a man that’s going to be put to death,” Lanita Henricksen, one of Glossip’s attorneys said.

On Tuesday, Glossip’s attorneys that they would appeal the governor for a stay of execution along with filing for a re-hearing in the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Photo: Mark and Lanita Henricksen to the far right, with Brady Henderson from ACLU Oklahoma, Rev. William Tabernee of Oklahoma Conference of Churches, Sister Helen Prejean, and Bud Welch of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights.

 

Henricksen Wins Case To Fund Canadian County Juvenile Justice Center

Henricksen Wins Case To Fund Canadian County Juvenile Justice Center

The Oklahoman reports:

A state supreme court opinion should settle the uncertainty over legal use of a Canadian County sales tax that funds the county juvenile center.

Issued Tuesday, the opinion affirms a county judge’s temporary order to continue funding the Gary E. Miller Canadian County Children’s Justice Center in El Reno with a 0.035 percent sales tax approved by voters in 1996.

Use of the funds came into question after an Oct. 31 attorney general’s opinion that said voters only authorized the construction of the building but not ongoing programs and services, except maintenance and janitors. …

“We will seek a final ruling that the attorney general’s opinion in this matter is in error and that the county must continue using the sales tax to fund operations until such time, if ever, that the voters change this tax,” said Mark Henricksen, an attorney representing the county sheriff and other stakeholders. …

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Henricksen Defends Richard Glossip

Henricksen Defends Richard Glossip

“With only 7 days left until Richard Glossip’s rescheduled execution, his attorneys are scrambling daily to find new information to prove his innocence. Late Wednesday afternoon, attorney Mark Henricksen filed a notice, letting the courts know they think the state is intimidating their witnesses that could prove Glossip’s innocence. Glossip is sentenced to death for the 1997 murder of motel owner, Barry Van Treese. Glossip has been on death row since 1998 and, to this day, maintains his innocence. …”