‘We Should Know’: Glossip Supporter, Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants More Scrutiny In Death Row Cases

July 6, 2021

Ten minutes east of Oklahoma State Penitentiary’s white-washed walls, a lunch party converged on Pete’s Place – a famous Italian eatery in Krebs – to discuss the impending execution of Richard Glossip.

State Rep. Kevin McDugle (R, Broken Arrow) stood at the front of one of the restaurant’s private dining rooms, forgoing a heavy wooden podium.

“I believe that we’ve got a guy in Oklahoma on death row that’s innocent,” McDugle proclaimed to the room of Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

He’s a Republican, and he supports the death penalty, but he says the state has to “get it right.”

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