Don Knight, attorney for death row prisoner Richard Glossip, says District Attorney David Prater is withholding evidence
February 13, 2021
Attorney Don Knight, representing Oklahoma death row prisoner Richard Glossip, has been requesting case documents from Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater with no response for years.
On January 8, 2021, Knight sent an extremely detailed request for information to Mr. Prater that spans 15 well-documented pages. Once again, Mr. Prater has thus far failed to reply.
Glossip was convicted of the first-degree murder of hotel owner Barry Van Treese in 1997. Glossip was charged with planning the murder and hiring Justin Sneed to commit the crime. In Oklahoma, murder-for-hire is punishable by death.
The admitted killer, Justin Sneed, beat Van Treese to death with a baseball bat and avoided the death penalty by implicating Glossip.