At the time of his arrest, Glossip was 34 years old with no history of violence or felony arrests.
The actual murderer, Justin Sneed, admitted to entering Barry Van Treese’s motel room and clubbing the victim to death with a baseball bat for the purpose of stealing cash. In exchange for blaming Glossip for this crime, Sneed dodged a death sentence of his own.
Sneed is the only person who has ever implicated Richard Glossip. There are no witnesses that corroborate Sneed’s story.