CRIME
01/23/2015 11:46 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2015

Listen To A Death Row Inmate Explain Why He Won't Give Up Hope In His Final Week

On Thursday, Richard Glossip will be put to death for a crime he says he didn't commit.

The 51-year-old former motel manager has spent more than 17 years on Oklahoma's death row for a murder conviction. He's maintained his innocence from the start and plans to fight for his life until the end, but he says he knows that realistically he may not live past January 29. Among U.S. states, only Texas has executed more people than Oklahoma.

The week before his execution date, Richard spoke with The Huffington Post for several hours by phone. Below, in his own words, he shares his hopes and tells his story.

Audio segment produced by Christopher Mathias for The Huffington Post.

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