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Actress, Anti-Death Penalty Advocate Respond To Gov. Fallin's Office On Twitter

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Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon and anti-death penalty advocate Sister Helen Prejean team up to combat Gov. Fallin’s office.

After Sarandon called Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin a “horrible person” in a Sky News interview for allowing next month’s execution of convicted murderer Richard Glossip, the three went more in-depth on Twitter.

8/7/2015 Related Story: Actress Calls Gov. Fallin 'Horrible Person' Over Richard Glossip Execution

Glossip is convicted of the 1997 murder of motel owner and father of five Barry Van Treese.

For years, Glossip has proclaimed his innocence and has even gained international attention. In response to Sarandon’s comments about the Governor, Alex Weintz, the Governor’s Communication Director, took to Twitter to address some of the questions the Governor’s office is facing.

On Monday, Sister Prejean and Sarandon decided to reply to Weintz in what Sister Prejean called, “correct some errors and add missing info.”

If you remember Sarandon won an Oscar for her portrayal of Sister Prejean in the movie “Dead Man Walking.”

We have attached a slideshow of their full exchange to this story.

Previously our Justin Dougherty sat down with Barry Van Treese’s wife and brother, and both said they just want this whole ordeal to be over and for justice to be served. 

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