Oklahoma death row inmate’s case to be reviewed by outside firm after lawmakers raise doubts about his guilt

A group of Oklahoma lawmakers who believe 59-year-old death row inmate Richard Glossip may be innocent announced on Tuesday that a law firm will conduct a third-party review of the case.

“If it comes back and he’s guilty, then we’ll move forward with the execution,” Rep. Kevin McDugle, a Republican, said at a press conference on Tuesday.

“If it comes back and he’s innocent, then we’ll definitely do everything in our power to stand up and be as loud as we can to make sure he has another opportunity to walk free.”

Glossip was sentenced to death after he was convicted of ordering the murder of Oklahoma City motel owner Barry Van Treese in 1997.

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