Defense attorney Peter Finley entered a not guilty by reason of disease or mental defect on behalf of his client, Adrian Edward Glass, 24, of Moody, who is charged with the July 2009 capital murder of his parents, Jimmie Edward Glass, 51, and Jackie Denise Glass, 49, of Moody.
At Glass’ arraignment hearing Thursday, St. Clair County District Attorney Richard Minor read aloud the two-count capital murder indictment against Glass.
Glass allegedly shot both is parents multiple times at their residence, 842 James Taylor Road, Moody. The younger Glass lived with his parents at the time of the double-homicide.
According to testimony in Glass’ preliminary hearing, the defendant shot his father four times and his mother three times with a .22 caliber bolt-action rifle.
Authorities say Glass confessed to the murders and provided authorities with two hand-written statements.
Authorities say Glass stole $500 from his mother’s purse and fled the murder scene.
Glass was taken into custody in South Dakota about one week after his parent’s murder and has remained in the St. Clair County Jail since his arrest.
Authorities say Glass provided a four-page confession, saying he killed 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 his 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…”
At the arraignment hearing Thursday, St. Clair County Circuit Court Judge Charles Robinson scheduled a status hearing for 2 p.m., Thursday, April 15.
If convicted of capital murder, Glass could face life in prison without the possibility of parole or death.