Two condemned men in Oklahoma, Richard Glossip and Justin Sneed, share two very different accounts of the 1997 murder of Barry Van Treese. Questions surrounding Richard's guilt are introduced as he waits on death row.
Filmmaker Joe Berlinger tells the story of Richard Glossip, a death row inmate who has nearly been executed three times and maintains his innocence. Now, his lawyers hunt for evidence that could exonerate him before time runs out.
From the confessed murderer's claims to the detective who zeroed in on Richard Glossip, all the viewpoints surrounding the case are examined. Then, Richard's lawyers fight to find evidence to prove Richard's innocence.
Glossip begins his journey through the court system. Glossip's lawyer uncovers many ways the court system failed his client. News of destroyed evidence is a critical discovery and sheds light on how Glossip ended up on death row.