Woman speaks out to save Glossip

Posted at 4:30 PM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 17:30:26-04

OKLAHOMA CITY – Inmate Richard Glossip is scheduled to be executed this week, but many advocates around the country are trying to stall the decision.

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One in particular is the grandmother of two young boys who died in the 1995 Murrah Building Bombing.

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Jannie Coverdale wrote Glossip a letter, here is an excerpt from NBC affiliate station KFOR, “I ranted and raved about the things that should happen to Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Well, Tim was put to death and Terry wasn't. At first I was angry that Terry was allowed to live. I heard a voice one morning in my sleep telling me that there had been "enough killings." When I awoke, I knew who had spoken to me, and since that day, I have been trying to forgive myself, for wanting those two men murdered, guilty or not.”

Now, Coverdale says she’s praying for Glossip and his family and even plants to construct another letter to be sent to Governor Mary Fallin.


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

Recently, Glossip’s attorneys claimed to have new evidence in the investigation. 

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