On the heels of the controversial decision to carry out its first execution in more than a decade in the State of Arkansas last evening, Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today it will encore all four episodes of the series, KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP this Sunday, April 23 from 12pm-4pm ET. The real-time docu-series features yet another death row case that has captured the world’s attention, presenting controversial and time sensitive new evidence pointing to the innocence of death row inmate Richard Glossip in Oklahoma. Viewers are encouraged to send in any tips to https://www.richardglossip.com. The successful premiere of the docu-series earlier this week on the network averaged a reach of more than 4.2M unique viewers across all four episodes, with strong viewership in the Oklahoma City area.
As previously announced, and ahead of the premiere earlier this week, ID greenlit a fifth episode of KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP to capture new developments that come to light in the case. The new episode, which will pick up where the series left off, is currently in production and will air later in 2017.
KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, from Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger, follows the story of two men convicted of murder – one on death row, and the other sentenced to life without parole – who give 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 to receive a life sentence instead of risking the death penalty by telling the police that Glossip hired him to do it. As Glossip continues to narrowly avoid execution by the state of Oklahoma, Berlinger’s cameras are embedded with his legal team in real-time as they race against the clock to uncover new evidence that proves his innocence.
SOURCE: Investigation Discovery