OKLAHOMA CITY – Thirty-four lawmakers are asking Gov. Kevin Stitt and the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board for an independent investigation into the conviction of death-row inmate Richard Glossip.
Oklahoma lawmakers call for independent probe into case of man sentenced to death
June 21, 2021
Glossip was twice sentenced to death for the 1997 murder of Barry Van Treese, who owned the Oklahoma City hotel where Glossip worked as a resident manager.
Justin Sneed, the maintenance man at the motel, pleaded guilty to the murder and testified against Glossip. Sneed admitted to robbing and beating Van Treese with a baseball bat but said he did so only after Glossip promised to pay him $10,000.
Sneed was sentenced to life without parole.