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Richard Glossip's Execution Halted

So glad to hear the news that Richard Glossip's legal team have gained a stay of execution, two weeks isn't much time to investigate something to save someone's life - but at least he won't be dead in the next few hours.

His case is a frightening example of why I'm anti death penalty, it's so easy for someone to slip through the net and without knowing all the ins and outs my gut feeling is to believe this guy is innocent - even the teenager who implicated him has been 'heard' boasting that he set Glossip up. He's locked up in jail for life but the point is he escaped the death penalty himself by blaming Glossip, he's saved his own skin and I have a horrible feeling a innocent man is going to die soon (if Oklahoma don't see sense).

I hope things work out for this man, and of course for all other innocent people on death rows around the world.

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grandma20121 wrote on September 16, 2015, 4:01 PM

its true that would be very sad to put an innocent person to death

CoralLevang wrote on September 16, 2015, 4:24 PM

It is a horrible thing that our system is such that innocent parties are doomed, and the truly guilty are often off scott-free

JohnRoberts wrote on September 16, 2015, 4:47 PM

And it is also a travesty that a Charles Manson is supported and lives the life of a celebrity prisoner for 45 years at taxpayer expense. I don't think his guilt is in doubt and he laughed in court when given the death sentence because he knew several days later Gov Brown would sign the order abolishing the death sentence.

chrisandmark wrote on September 16, 2015, 5:14 PM

Absolutely JohnRoberts - words can't express how I feel about Manson, vile creature and maybe one of the very few I do believe deserve not to be on this planet. We have a few here who really I can't think of nicer people to go into an execution cell - but... I'm glad we don't have the penalty here, it seems wrong on so many levels - the quote about killing someone to teach them and the community that killing is wrong just about sums it up for me

chrisandmark wrote on September 16, 2015, 5:38 PM

I'm thinking of Bali, where disgusting women who murder their mothers (Heather Mack) get ten years in prison but another woman who smuggles in cocaine (Lindsay Sandiford) is sentenced to the firing squad. If a country has the death penalty it should at least be consistent - and not allow any shadow of doubt about the guilt of the condemned (at the very, very least)

chrisandmark wrote on September 16, 2015, 5:48 PM

It's scary, if there's one reason to ban the death penalty worldwide it would be the Glossip case in my opinion

JohnRoberts wrote on September 16, 2015, 7:57 PM

It isn't so much about executing someone to teach a lesson but removing the threat of that person ever committing another crime in or outside prison and saving the taxpayers money.

LoudMan wrote on September 16, 2015, 8:42 PM

I used to be blanket anti-death penalty. Now, I think there are people who need to die. I just think we should hold prosecutors accountable, too. If it's ever found out an innocent person is executed, execute the prosecuting attorney and their staff, too.

AliCanary wrote on September 18, 2015, 11:54 AM

I'm so behind on the news--I've seen a headline or two about this, but I need to seek out the whole story.