Richard Glossip has not been executed. Death row inmate Richard Glossip is not dead.
He is waiting to be executed. It was in 2015 that Richard Glossip had already eaten what was supposed to be his last meal — a Pizza Hut medium double bacon double cheese pizza, two orders of Long John Silver’s fish and chips and a Wendy’s Baconator burger and strawberry malt, before the execution was halted.
Was Richard Glossip executed?
Glossip was convicted of arranging for an employee to murder their boss, motel owner Barry Van Treese. He has always maintained his innocence, and there was no forensic evidence to prove his guilt.
The very reason Richard Glossip has been condemned to die on charges of murder is that the murderer simply claimed that Glossip had ordered him to do it.
Richard’s boss Barry Van Treese to death was bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat in room 102 of the Best Budget Inn in the early morning hours of Jan. 7, 1997 by Justin Sneed.
Van Treese was the owner of the hotel, a run-down property in Oklahoma City. Van Treese would help Richard Glossip, who was 33 in 1997, run the daily operations of the hotel when he wasn’t working at his other hotel in Tulsa.
Sneed, who was just 19 at the time and serving as the property’s maintenance man, murdered Van Treese for his money. At the time, Sneed was addicted to meth and given to robbing hotel customers.
Glossip, the manager of the hotel and Sneed’s boss, said that he awoke to a scraping sound along the wall of his room at 4 a.m. A few minutes later, he saw Sneed outside of room 102 with a black eye.
Glossip claimed that Sneed confessed to killing Van Treese. Glossip’s girlfriend at the time, D-Anna Wood, told Glossip not to say anything to investigators regarding Sneed’s remark.
When police arrived, physical evidence in room 102 and in Van Treese’s car pointed to Sneed as the murderer. There were fingerprints all over room 102, Van Treese’s car, which was stolen and moved to another parking lot, that matched Sneed’s. Money stolen from the car had Sneed’s DNA on it.
Sneed confessed to the killing, but said that Richard Glossip put him up to it.
Reports say an investigator coaxed that part of the confession out of the young man with promises of a lighter sentence. Sneed, who faced first-degree murder and the death penalty, implicated his boss to get life in prison instead.
Today, Richard Glossip is married to his 21-year-old wife, Leigha Jurasik. Richard Glossip’s bride Leigha Jurasik is 33 years younger than him. He is still fighting for justice.
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