St. Clair County District Court Judge Phillip “Phil” Seay ruled Tuesday there was probable cause to bind the state’s capital murder case against Adrian Edward Glass, 24, of Moody, over to a grand jury.
Glass is accused of killing his father, Jimmie Edward Glass, 51, and his mother Jackie Denise Glass, 49.
Glass allegedly shot both his parents multiple times at their residence, 842 James Taylor Road, Moody. The younger Glass lived with his parents at the time of the July 2009 double-homicide.
Seay also ordered Tuesday that Glass remain in the St. Clair County Jail without bond.
Moody Police Department Sgt. David Scott was the only witness called to the stand Tuesday during Glass’ preliminary hearing. The hearing, which was held at the St. Clair County Courthouse in Pell City, lasted about one hour, 20 minutes.
Scott testified the couple was found shot to death in the master bedroom of their residence. He said Jimmie Glass was shot four times, and Denise Glass was shot three times with a .22 caliber bolt-action rifle.
Scott testified the couple was shot Tuesday night, July 27, but was found Friday morning July 30. The younger Glass was taken into custody in South Dakota about a week after he allegedly killed his parents.
Scott testified Glass confessed to the murders and provided authorities two hand-written statements.
According to Scott’s testimony and Glass’ confessions, the suspect stole $500 from his mother’s purse and fled the murder scene.
Glass traveled west, stopping in Mississippi, Louisiana and then Arkansas, where he attempted to rest at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel.
“… I was up all night with headaches and sick at my stomach and every time that night. I thought about the scream I believe my mom made, and it still gives me [sic] chill’s every time I think I can hear it,” Glass wrote in a four-page confession to authorities.
From Arkansas, Glass traveled to Missouri and crossed Illinois. He then headed westward to St. Louis and traveled through Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming before he was detained in South Dakota by state troopers, according to his written statement.
St. Clair County authorities traveled to South Dakota and brought Glass back to stand trial for the murder of his parents.
In the alleged written confession to authorities, Glass wrote he killed both his parents after a night of drinking.
“The alcohol, the sarcastic remark my mom had made, the t-shirt she had given me that said, ‘My parents said when I grow up, I could be anything so I became a ass…,’ and me being in such debt, no job, no work and not using the sense God gave me led me to commit this awful crime against my parent’s, my family and friends,” Glass allegedly wrote in a hand-written confession. “I robbed my aunt Donna of a sister, my Granny Glass of a son. I can only ask that one day I may receive their forgiveness…”
If convicted of capital murder, Glass could face life in prison without the possibility of parole or death.
St. Clair County District Attorney Richard Minor said the grand jury is expected to hear the state’s case when it convenes during the first week of December.