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RICHARD Glossip was sentenced to death by the state of Oklahoma for the murder of Barry Van Treese and is scheduled for execution on January 29. There is no physical evidence linking him with the crime; his conviction is based solely on killer Justin Sneed's statement, who initially insisted he acted alone and only later implicated Richard in a plea bargain sparing him the death penalty.

Richard has always maintained his innocence - refusing a plea deal that would have spared his life, as it would have required him to admit the crime. His claim is supported by the killer's daughter, who says her father confessed to her he implicated Richard only to make a deal and save himself.

Sister Helen Prejean (portrayed by Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking) has joined the fight to save Richard's life. Others who would like to help can do so by signing the online petition at www.change.org/p/mary-fallin-save-richard-glossip-s-life, pleading with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to spare Richard's life.

REV PATRICK G BURKE

Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny

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