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Susan Sarandon Trying to Save Death-Row Inmate

Calls Oklahoma governor 'horrible person' for not intervening
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2015 4:29 PM CDT
Susan Sarandon Trying to Save Death-Row Inmate
Susan Sarandon is trying to save a death-row inmate.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Susan Sarandon is using her Hollywood clout to try to save an inmate on Oklahoma's death row. In an interview with Sky News, the actress called Gov. Mary Fallin a "horrible person" for not intervening in next month's scheduled execution of Richard Glossip. He is "clearly innocent," says Sarandon, who has an Oscar for portraying anti-capital-punishment activist Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking. Prejean herself has been meeting with Glossip as a spiritual adviser, reports the Huffington Post. Glossip is on death row over the murder of his boss. The man who confessed to the killing says Glossip hired him to do it, and the actual killer is now serving a life sentence.

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"Richard's case is so typical," says Sarandon. "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." (Read more Susan Sarandon stories.)

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