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Death Penalty Opponents Take Oklahoma Death Row Inmate's Case To 'The Dr. Phil Show'

Sister Helen Prejean and actress Susan Sarandon appearing on the August 31 episode of "The Dr. Phil Show."
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A Hollywood actress spoke to a nationwide audience Monday on behalf of an Oklahoma death row inmate.

Susan Sarandon appeared on The Dr. Phil Show and urged Gov. Mary Fallin to issue a 60-day stay for Richard Glossip.

The Oklahoma inmate was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1997 death of Oklahoma City motel owner Barry Van Treese, and is scheduled to die September 16.

Last month, Sarandon called Fallin a "horrible person" for not delaying the execution of Glossip despite questions about his trial. Monday, she turned to the camera and apologized to Fallin.

“I'm wrong to call you a horrible person,” Sarandon said. “I do, though, feel passionately that you're about to do a horrible thing to not do whatever you can to make sure if you're about to execute a person that they deserve to be executed.”

Fallin did not appear on the show but said last month she fully intends to proceed with Glossip’s execution.

Death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean asked viewers to call the Oklahoma governor and speak on behalf of Glossip. Prejean says both trials were flawed and depend only on the word of the actual killer, Justin Sneed, who is serving life in prison.

“His dying is wrong. It was solely on the word of this man, Justin Sneed, who was 19 years old, under pressure, and he finally gives them what they want to hear. "Yeah, Richard Glossip got me involved with this.’,” Prejean said.

Glossip’s execution will be the first since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Oklahoma’s use of the controversial drug midazolam.

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