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34 Oklahoma lawmakers call for review of death row case


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thirty-four Oklahoma lawmakers, including 28 Republicans, called Wednesday for reopening the investigation that led to the conviction of death row inmate Richard Glossip.

Republican Rep. Kevin McDugle, a death penalty supporter, said new evidence found by Glossip's attorney, Don Knight, should prompt another investigation into the 1997 beating death of motel owner Barry Van Treese in Oklahoma City in what prosecutors called a murder-for-hire.

Justin Sneed, the man who admitted beating Van Treese to death, was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole in return fo...

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