Murder Victim's Family Speaks Out After Richard Glossip Gains More Supporters

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 9:20 am
By: News 9

Death row inmate Richard Glossip continues to gain supporters. Most recent to join the list, Dr. Phil.

Those on the other side of the issue call the recent support disgusting. News 9's Justin Dougherty has more on the reaction and what Glossip's supporters have planned for Thursday.

The push to save the life of death row inmate Richard Glossip continues. On Thursday, Sister Helene Prejean will "urge public outcry" at the state capitol.

This comes after Glossip gained the support of Dr. Phil, who expressed his support this week on his show.

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After the episode aired the petition proclaiming Glossip's innocence collected over 40,000 new signatures, pushing the total over 220,000. But as of right now Glossip's execution is still on, and Ladonna Heintzelman supports Governor Fallin's decision not to issue a stay.

Ten years ago, Heintzelman's 17-year-old son was kidnapped and murdered. Now Heintzelman feels murder victims' families need a voice as well.

"Give us 60 days to have competent counsel to provide this evidence and let the courts hear it. If they aren’t moved by the evidence fine, we don't want to provide it after he's dead," said Dr. Phil.

"Murder is not entertainment. Unfortunately it is in Hollywood and it makes them big bucks, but in true life, it's not entertainment. It's real life, people, it's real lives, it's real families. Murder is like having your heart amputated without any medication. And you have to live with it. Glossip is not the victim here. He is not. He committed a crime, he's gone through the justice system and it needs to be upheld," said Ladonna Heintzelman, whose son was murdered 10 years ago.

While Glossip's attorneys continue to say they have new evidence that supports Glossip's innocence, no new evidence has been filed in court.