Save Richard Glossip in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt & the Pardon and Parole Board

Richard Glossip is currently on death row in Oklahoma for the 1997 murder of Barry Van Treese. However, there is evidence that Glossip did not commit the murder and was wrongfully convicted for the crime.

UPDATE as of August 16, 2022: Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced a 60-day stay of execution in the case of death row inmate Richard Glossip, citing the need to allow for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to complete their review of a petition for a new hearing. His execution date is now December 8, 2022. Today’s Executive Order can be accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/bdf3bz93

Some of the issues that support his innocence include:

  • There is no forensic evidence tying Glossip to the murder
  • Another person, Justin Sneed, admitted to the murder, and DNA ties him to the murder scene
  • Detectives failed to carry out a thorough investigation
  • Glossip's first attorney had no experience with a murder trial, and other subsequent attorneys failed to mount a reasonable defense
  • Prosecutors destroyed evidence and intimidated witnesses
  • and more

Read this article about the case in Rolling Stone Magazine and/or this newer article published August 21, 2022 in The Intercept.

Please sign the petition asking Governor Stitt and the Pardon and Parole Board to do everything within their power to ensure that Glossip does not face execution and to seek a path to clemency in the case.

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To: Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt & the Pardon and Parole Board
From: [Your Name]

We are writing to you regarding Richard Glossip, who is currently on death row in Oklahoma for the 1997 murder of Barry Van Treese.

There is evidence that Glossip did not commit the murder and was wrongfully convicted for the crime. Some of the issues that support his innocence include:

- There is no forensic evidence tying Glossip to the murder

- Another person, Justin Sneed, admitted to the murder, and DNA ties him to the murder scene

- Detectives failed to carry out a thorough investigation

- Glossip's first attorney had no experience with a murder trial, and other subsequent attorneys failed to mount a reasonable defense

- Prosecutors destroyed evidence and intimidated witnesses
and more

We, the undersigned, ask that you do everything within your power to ensure Glossip does not face execution and to seek a path to clemency in the case.

Thank you for time and attention to this urgent and serious matter.