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Attorneys For Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Say They Have New Information In His Case

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Lawyers for Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip will release new information in the case that they say jurors never saw. 

This on the same day supporters go on Dr. Phil to make an emotional plea to save his life.

In an hour-long episode of Dr. Phil Monday, actress Susan Sarandon and anti-death penalty advocate Sister Helen Prejean laid out the case of why they believe Richard Glossip should not be executed on September 16. 

At the center of their concerns is the testimony of Justin Sneed. Sneed is the one who actually killed Barry Van Treese, but testified Glossip was the mastermind behind the murder in a deal to avoid the death penalty for himself. 

“It was solely on the word of this man, Justin Sneed, who was 19-years-old, under pressure and he finally gives them what they want to hear,” said Prejean on the Dr. Phil show.

“They’ve got about eight distinct and separate stories that he has told,” said Don Knight, one of Glossip’s attorneys.

Monday, Knight and Glossip's other attorney's released a 43-page document of the statements Sneed made to the police, at trial, and to relatives.

“When you see all these other stories you realize even if one of them is somehow true, this man has told lies at least seven other times,” Knight said.

Yet, Glossip's supporters and attorneys say Glossip was convicted and sentenced to death solely on Sneed's testimony.

“To hear all the conflicting things and then say you going to believe on the word of this man? That he hired him?  The one aggravating circumstance in getting the death penalty,” Prejean said.

Gov. Mary Fallin says she would reconsider her decision not to grant a 60 day stay to Glossip if new evidence came forward, but at this point, Glossip's attorney's haven't filed anything new with the courts.

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