Emergency Stay of Execution Granted for Richard Glossip
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday granted an emergency, two-week stay of execution for Richard Glossip, just hours before he was scheduled to die.
The case has garnered national attention. Among those who advocated for a stay were actress Susan Sarandon, who starred in the iconic film Dead Man Walking, and the woman Sarandon portrayed in the film, death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean.
Sarandon and Prejean appeared on Dr. Phil on Aug. 31.
“It’s hard to put an animal down; but to put a man down? It’s just not the way we should be living our lives," Sarandon said. "It’s just wrong.”
Sarandon said she believes 52-year-old Richard Glossip was wrongfully convicted, based on what she calls the mishandling of his case and poor legal representation.
Watch the above video as Sarandon grows emotional while reading an exclusive statement by Glossip.
To read Richard Glossip's full statement, click here.If you would like to join the fight to save Richard Glossip, click here.
- Susan Sarandon's Apology to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
- Why Sister Helen Prejean Believes Richard Glossip Was Wrongfully Convicted