Thousands sign petition pushing for review of Richard Glossip’s death row case

August 26, 2021

by Rebecca Pryor

Thousands of Oklahomans are hoping to shine new light on a decades-old death row conviction.

Currently, more than 10,000 people have signed a new petition calling on the Governor to further examine Richard Glossip’s 1997 murder-for-hire case.

Glossip is the death row inmate who was almost executed on more than one occasion when officials realized the wrong drugs were brought for his lethal injection.

Don Knight, who joined Glossip’s defense team after all of his appeals were exhausted, says as time has passed there’s become mounting support to get Glossip off death row for good.

“He was at the mercy of a system that was trying to convict,” said Knight, “We have more and more people all the time coming over and saying, you know, there’s something really wrong with the system.”

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