Adrian Edward Glass, 27, pleaded guilty before St. Clair County Circuit Court Judge Phil Seay to the 2009 capital murders of his parents, Jimmie Glass, 51, and Denise Glass, 49.
According to the plea agreement with the state, Glass will receive a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for each count.
St. Clair County District Attorney Richard Minor said in July 2009 that officers received a call from a concerned relative of the Glass’ requesting a safety welfare check because Denise Glass did not show up for work. Forcible entry was made into the Glass’ residence.
“Upon entry, the officers found Jimmie Glass and Denise Glass dead in their bed,” he said. “Law enforcement was advised by relatives that Adrian Glass, the son of Jimmie and Denise Glass, also lived at the residence.”
Minor said a search began to find the whereabouts of Adrian Glass. Investigators tracked Glass to Colorado and then South Dakota, where he was detained by South Dakota law enforcement officers and arrested.
“Law enforcement from the Moody Police Department and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department flew to South Dakota,” he said. “After being Mirandized by Investigator David Scott and Investigator Tommy Dixon, Adrian Glass admitted to shooting and killing his parents while they slept in their bed.”
Minor said the St. Clair County District Attorney’s Office accepted the plea agreement after consulting with the investigating officers and victims’ family and at the request of the victims’ family.
Seay accepted the guilty pleas and set a jury trial date for June 18.
Minor said murder of two or more persons is a capital offense.
“In Alabama, even if you plead guilty to a capital offense, the law of Alabama requires that a jury be impaneled and that a trial take place and a verdict be rendered by a jury,” he said.
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