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State Sen. McDugle to Newsmax: Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Innocent

July 6, 2022

Oklahoma state Sen. Kevin McDugle, who has been fighting to stop the execution of death row inmate Richard Glossip, said Tuesday on Newsmax that while he’s a strong proponent of the death penalty, the evidence is overwhelming that Glossip, who was convicted in 1998, is innocent and should not be executed.

“I’ll tell you I am a pro-death penalty guy, but if we can’t get the death penalty process right and make sure that people we’re putting to death aren’t innocent, then we need to take a serious look at the death penalty itself,” the Republican lawmaker said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.”

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