Richard Glossip Biography

Richard Glossip is an alleged American murderer who is currently sitting on death row at Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Know more about his case and alleged crime in this brief biography.

Quick Facts

Birthday: February 9, 1963

Nationality: American

Famous: Murderers American Men

Age: 56 Years, 56 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Also Known As: Richard Eugene Glossip

Born in: Galesburg, Illinois, United States

Famous as: Alleged Murderer


Spouse/Ex-: Jackie Hodge, Missy King

father: Heron Glossip

mother: Sally Glossip

siblings: Bobby Glossip, Kathy Wokaty, Nancy Glossip, Terry Glossip

children: Christina Glossip, Erica Glossip, Richard E. Glossip Jr., Tori Lynn Glossip

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Richard Glossip is an alleged American murderer who is currently sitting on death row at Oklahoma State Penitentiary. He is one of the most unusual American convicts who has gained international attention due to the unusual nature of his crime. There is no major evidence against him except for the claim by the murderer himself. He has been in prison since 1997 and has been granted three successive stays of execution due to questions about Oklahoma’s lethal injection drugs. There has been a growing consensus amongst the citizens and public servants of his innocence. Till date, people refuse to believe the fact that Glossip was the mastermind behind the murder of Barry Van Tresse, his former employer. They believe that Justin Sneed, the murderer in order to dodge his death penalty, implicated Glossip.

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His Crime
  • Richard Glossip’s case has been in the limelight for more than two decades now. His ‘alleged crime dates back to January 7, 1997. Richard Glossip, together with Justin Sneed worked for Barry Van Tresse, a motel owner. On the fateful day, Justin Sneed murdered Van Tresse with a baseball bat. His fingerprints were found at the blood-tainted crime site and on the victim’s vehicle. During interrogation, Sneed confessed to killing Van Tresse for cash. On the basis of his statement, Sneed was handed death penalty but someone advised him that if he identified someone else as the planner of the crime, he could change his death sentence to life imprisonment.
  • In order to avoid death row, Justin Sneed gave a statement in which he confirmed that it was Glossip who had hired him to murder Van Treese. Despite a lack of corroborating forensic evidence, Glossip was sentenced to death. Glossip’s case attained a lot of limelight as despite having no evidence against him, Glossip has been charged of a heinous crime on the testimony of one man – Justin Sneed the murderer.
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- September 20, 2017
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