Glossip's attys say they have new evidence

Posted at 6:17 PM, Sep 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-14 19:17:40-04

OKLAHOMA CITY- Attorneys of the man scheduled to die in a little more than 48 hours claim they have new evidence.

Death row inmate Richard Glossip is scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday, unless Governor Mary Fallin or a court stops the proceedings.

Glossip received the death penalty for his role in the murder of motel manager Barry Van Treese in 1997.

The case hinged on one man's testimony: Justin Sneed claimed Glossip paid him to kill Van Treese.

Monday, Glossip's attorneys revealed new evidence of a jail house snitch who allegedly said he heard Sneed brag in prison that he set Glossip up.

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"I don't have any problem with the credibility of my witnesses, like I said, these people came forward,” said Don Knight, Glossip’s attorney.

"It's just a delay tactic, these are the games that we see in these cases, constantly and we have to deal with it,” said David Prater, District Attorney.

Glossip's attorney also talked about a police report with information from Justin Sneed's drug dealer.


The dealer described the convicted killer as a very different person than Glossip was portrayed when he testified.

Glossip's legal team formally asked Governor Fallin for a stay of execution so they'll have more time to finish their investigation.

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