KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP (Investigation Discovery)

– “I have to ask, ‘How does murdering another innocent man make things better?” – Richard Glossip

(Silver Spring, Md.) – For almost twenty years, two men convicted of murder – one on death row, and the other sentenced to life without parole – maintain two very different accounts of what led to the slaying of Barry Van Treese on January 7, 1997, at the Best Budget Inn in Oklahoma City. Richard Glossip, a man with no prior felony convictions, has consistently maintained his innocence, insisting that he had no knowledge that anyone planned to kill Van Treese. Justin Sneed, who admitted to killing the victim and whose fingerprints were found in the room, cut a deal for a life sentence instead of risking the death penalty by telling the police that Glossip hired him to do it. Now, with cameras following Glossip’s case during what could be the final days of his life, KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP tells this haunting story – that of a former motel manager sentenced to die for orchestrating a murder that he swears he had nothing to do with. 

Is the state of Oklahoma about to execute an innocent man? That chilling question is at the heart of this all-new real-time documentary series, created and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger, who has dedicated his career to exposing abuses in the criminal justice system. Berlinger’s Academy Award®- nominated, Peabody- and Emmy®-winning Paradise Lost trilogy of documentaries famously helped lead to the release of one man from death row and two others from life in prison. Every second counts as Glossip sits on death row awaiting execution, and now Berlinger’s cameras are there with exclusive access to capture each moment as the clock ticks down. With support growing worldwide for Glossip, the docu-series also features interviews with high- profile supporters, including Academy Award®-winning actress Susan Sarandon, billionaire entrepreneur and social activist Richard Branson, and anti-death penalty activist and author Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking) who, at the eleventh hour, heroically pursued attorneys Don Knight and Mark Olive, convincing them to devote their time to the Glossip case pro-bono.

KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, a world premiere two-night event, kicks off Monday, April 17 at 9/8c exclusively on DiscoveryID, with the network offering a special sneak peek of the premiere episode for free on ID GO starting on Monday, April 10th. 

For more information on Richard Glossip’s case, please visit http://www.richardeglossip.com/ 

Credits

Director
Joe Berlinger
Executive Producer - Investigation Discovery
Lorna Thomas
Series Producer / Story Producer
Kevin Huffman
Executive Producers - RadicalMedia
Joe Berlinger
Jon Kamen
Dave O'Connor
Justin Wilkes 
Co-Executive Producer
Betsy Wagner