Investigation Discovery Teams With Academy Award®-Nominated And Emmy®-Winning Filmmaker Joe Berlinger To Present World Premiere Docu-Series KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP1:09 AM
"I have to ask, 'How does murdering another innocent man make things better?"- Richard Glossip
Is the state of Oklahoma about to execute an innocent man? That chilling question is at the heart of this all-new real-time documentary series, created and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger, who has dedicated his career to exposing abuses in the criminal justice system.
Van Treese's body was found beaten and bloody on the floor of a room of the Oklahoma City motel that he owned and that was managed by Glossip.
Today, Glossip spends 23 hours a day, as he has for the past 20 years, fighting for his life from a tiny underground cell on death row, while Sneed is serving a life sentence at a medium security prison in Oklahoma.
"Nine out of ten times, the American justice system gets it right. Sadly, it's the unpredictability of that one time it goes astray that has resulted in a staggering amount of people who claim their innocence as they sit on death row," Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America, said. "There is a growing consensus of people worldwide that believe Richard Glossip is innocent. Consequently, this convergence of forces – including the support of filmmaker Joe Berlinger who is no stranger to reporting on flaws in the criminal justice system – is why our team at ID feels it's imperative to provide a platform for the public to hear all sides of the story."
"Even if you think Richard Glossip might be guilty, his three separate trips to the execution chamber is reason enough to deeply question the sanity of the death penalty," Berlinger said. "But when you add to the mix that the case for his innocence is so compelling, then Richard Glossip's cruel odyssey through the justice system is a wake-up call for how broken capital punishment is in this country."The series features unprecedented access to the unfolding re-investigation of Glossip's case, including exclusive interviews with Glossip and Sneed, as well as the first-ever interviews with the lead detectives and attorneys on both sides of the case.
"KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP" is produced for Investigation Discovery by RadicalMedia.