Richard Glossip is one of the 47 person on death row in Oklahoma. While waiting for his exectution, he witnessed his three execution dates come and pass and he is still alive, living within the jail walls.
Glossip’s first execution date was postponed after Gov. Mary Fallin found out lethal injection was to be used in his execution. He was actually the next in line to be executed in 2015 before the state leaders suspended the use of lethal injection for execution.
Glossip’s innocence was maintain by him and those who know him. He was sentenced to death in 2004 after his boss was brutally beaten to death with a baseball bat.
Glossip was convicted and sentenced after it claimed he paid a co-worker, Justin Sneed, to murder their boss.
However, investigations over the years have shown Sneed may have gotten himself out of the death penalty by telling the court he was played by Glossip to kill their boss.
Sneed is now serving a life sentence.
Fox 25 spoke exclusively to Glossip about this, back in 2014. He said,
“They wanted a conviction, and they, they got it. Because of Justin Sneed. But Justin knows without a doubt I didn’t do this, his daughter knows without a doubt, I didn’t do this, just by talking to her dad. My attorneys know without a doubt I shouldn’t be here, attorneys in other states know that I shouldn’t be here, and I mean, I understand where they’re coming from with what they’re saying. But you should have given me the stuff I needed to defend myself properly. Because if you ain’t got money and you can’t afford a good attorney, you don’t stand a chance. You really, truly don’t. In a situation like this, with a capital crime.”
State leaders said they would not set any execution dates for at least 150 more days.