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# dead man walking
Susan Sarandon is trying to save this man from the death penalty. Here's why...
Richard Glossip was convicted of murder after the man who confessed to the crime claimed Glossip hired him to do it.

Updated at 11pm

HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS SUSAN Sarandon has appealed for the public to help save a man in Oklahoma from being executed next month.

Richard Glossip was convicted of murder after the man who confessed to the crime claimed Glossip hired him to do it.

The man who actually committed the murder was sentenced to life in prison while Glossip who claims to be innocent was given the death penalty.

In an interview with Sky News, Sarandon, who played a nun on a mission to save a man on death row in the movie Dead Man Walking,  said the man is “clearly innocent”. Video footage of the police interview with murderer Justin Sneed shows detectives appearing to encourage him to implicate Glossip in order to get a lighter sentence.

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“Richard’s case is so typical. Bad representation; two trials that were ridiculous, no physical evidence. He’s put there by a snitch who actually did kill the person, and then the snitch has life and this guy is being put to death on the 16th,” Sarandon said.

Just from the record of how many people have been exonerated in Oklahoma you would think that they would stop doing it because there have been so many people that have been proven to be innocent – there are over 20. In other countries that was a good enough reason to abolish the death penalty but in America it doesn’t seem to be.

She also hit out at the governor of the state Mary Fallin, accusing her of merely trying to appear tough on crime.

Sarandon asked the public to write to the governor protesting the man’s execution which is scheduled for next month.

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Read: Nun portrayed in Dead Man Walking movie says Boston bomber is remorseful>

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