Rare’s Rebekah Johansen recently covered Richard Glossip’s troubling case in Oklahoma. According to Johansen,
The strange and twisted tale of Richard Glossip is a rundown of some of the worst fears of death penalty opponents. In 1997, Glossip, a motel manager, was arrested for the killing of the motel’s owner, which would go on to be prosecuted as a “murder-for-hire.” Never charged with actually carrying out the killing, Glossip was instead targeted as the mastermind, a charge he has consistently denied.
Marc Hyden of Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty points to the case as one exemplifying why his fellow conservatives ought to give capital punishment a second look.
“The Glossip case bears many of the hallmarks of the wrongful convictions that plague the death penalty system,” Hyden told Rare, “inept defense attorneys, zero physical evidence, and the reliance on the testimony of a single person.”