2023-04-27 11:33:09

Oklahoma Parole Board Denies Clemency for Richard Glossip, Rejecting Plea from State's Republican AG

We speak with investigative reporter Liliana Segura about the remarkable case of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip, whose execution is set for May 18. Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board on Wednesday denied Glossip clemency even though Oklahoma's own Republican attorney general has sought to vacate Glossip's conviction. Glossip has always maintained his innocence. The case dates back to 1997, when Glossip was working as a motel manager in Oklahoma City, and his boss, Barry Van Treese, was murdered. A maintenance worker, Justin Sneed, admitted to beating Van Treese to death with a baseball bat but claimed Glossip offered him money for the killing. The case rested almost entirely on Sneed's claims, and no physical evidence tied Glossip to the crime. Sneed, in exchange for his testimony, did not get the death penalty. "From the beginning, the evidence, in this case, was weak," says Segura, a senior reporter for The Intercept who has been following the case since 2015.

 

 

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