13 days to stop the execution of an innocent man

This goes way beyond “reasonable doubt.” There is overwhelming evidence of Richard Glossip’s innocence. Even the Oklahoma attorney general wants his conviction thrown out. But the state’s parole board is clearing the way for Glossip’s execution.

Richard Glossip is now just 13 days away from his scheduled May 18 execution in one of the most outrageous and tragic miscarriages of justice that we’ve ever seen.

Let’s be clear: This goes way beyond “reasonable doubt.” There is overwhelming evidence of Glossip’s innocence. Even the Oklahoma attorney general, the state’s chief law enforcement official, wants his conviction thrown out.

But in an unprecedented rebuke last week, the state’s parole board rejected the attorney general’s appeals and refused to grant clemency, clearing the way for Glossip’s execution.

The Intercept has been on the forefront of this case for years, breaking one scoop after another bolstering Glossip’s innocence... claim. We won’t stop pursuing this case until he’s free, but we’re running out of time to save his life.

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Glossip was sentenced to death for a murder that even prosecutors admit he wasn’t present for — based almost entirely on the testimony of the confessed killer.

In the years since his conviction, the state’s case, which was weak from the start, has completely fallen apart. The Intercept’s team revealed how police and prosecutors cut corners throughout the case, ignoring witnesses and evidence that supported Glossip’s innocence.

Our reporting found that Glossip was failed by his own lawyers, while the confessed killer, Justin Sneed, repeatedly changed his story, on one occasion even asking about “re-canting” his testimony. Key witnesses were never contacted by police. Potentially exculpatory evidence was destroyed by prosecutors.

Meanwhile, the suggestion for the killer to pin the crime on Glossip seems to have come from the police themselves. In a highly coercive interview, detectives repeatedly cast Glossip as the mastermind before asking Sneed for his version of events. Video of the interrogation was never shown to a jury.

And yet, despite the overwhelming evidence of Glossip’s innocence and the Oklahoma attorney general’s recommendations that his conviction be vacated and clemency granted, Glossip remains on death row, facing an execution date just 13 days away.

We’re running out of time to save Glossip’s life, but we refuse to give up. Will you make an emergency donation to help support our ongoing reporting on his case and the extreme injustice of the U.S. death penalty system?


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