Save Potentially Innocent Man From Execution

Target: Kevin Stitt, Governor of Oklahoma

Goal: Grant stay of execution to death row inmate who may have been wrongfully convicted.

“Pro-life” Oklahoma is ramping up business in its execution chambers, planning to kill 25 of its citizens over the next year or two. The state’s Court of Appeals recently set imminent execution dates for six inmates. This doomed roster includes a man whom increasing evidence suggests could be innocent.

Twenty-five years ago, Richard Glossip was accused of planning and ordering his boss’ murder. For decades thereafter, Glossip maintained his innocence and endured three rescheduled execution dates. A recent report from an independent law firm investigating the case has given support to Glossip’s claims that he was framed by the man who confessed to the killing in exchange for a plea deal. According to the report, the convicted killer admitted to several witnesses that he – along with his girlfriend – were the only individuals involved in the murder, which resulted from a botched robbery. The law firm’s report also alleges that key evidence proving Glossip’s innocence was destroyed.

These revelations compelled several state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to call for a renewed investigation into the case. At least one of these lawmakers even asserted that if Glossip is executed, a statewide revocation of the death penalty would be pursued. Despite these calls, the Court of Appeals has condemned Glossip to death on September 22.

Sign the petition below to join the calls for emergency intervention in this potentially deadly miscarriage of justice.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Stitt,

“I’m scared right now that nobody will listen…that nobody will care.” People are listening to condemned death row inmate Richard Glossip, though, and among his supporters who demand action are lawmakers from your own party. They, in fact, were the driving forces behind an independent investigation that uncovered new evidence pointing to Glossip’s innocence of the crime for which he has spent two-plus decades in prison.

And they are the forces calling for an emergency evidentiary hearing before the state takes this man’s life. According to the report, the state’s own crucial missteps and derelictions of duty may have played a key role in the conviction. Please help correct this apparently catastrophic failure of the system.

As a man who claims to be pro-life, Governor, fight for the life of a potentially innocent man. Grant a stay of execution now.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Enrico Hanel


One Comment

  1. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    If there is existing or new evidence of possible innocence or if there is any doubt, you must consider it before ending this man’s life.

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