ID’s New Docu-Series Killing Richard Glossip Premieres April 17 — There are some cases that are nothing if not a travesty of American justice. Fortunately, thanks to the rise of DNA evidence, many of these convictions are getting overturned. However, there are still a few cases — like the case of Richard Glossip — where justice is still a long time coming.
Killing Richard Glossip
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. KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, a world premiere two-night event, kicks off Monday, April 17 at 9/8c exclusively on ID, with the network offering a special sneak peek of the premiere episode for free on ID GO starting on Monday, April 10th.
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.