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Al Sharpton’s Half Brother Charged with Capital Murder in Alabama Shooting

Al Sharpton’s half-brother was arrested and charged with capital murder after a 23-year-old woman was shot dead in Alabama in a dispute over a car, authorities said Monday.

The Dothan Police Department said in a news release that Kenneth Glasgow, 52, was arrested along with Jaime Townes, 26 after Breunia Jennings was found dead in a wrecked car around 10:50 p.m. on Sunday.

The Dothan Eagle reports on Sunday night, Glasgow was with his friend, 26-year-old Jamie Townes. It appears that Townes was allegedly angry with a woman for stealing his car. Instead of involving the police, Townes and his friend, Glasgow, reportedly went looking for 23-year-old Breunia Jennings of Dothan. Sources claim that Glasgow was the driver. While Jennings was driving on Allen Road, police believe that Townes fired multiple shots as Jennings. Jennings was found in the wrecked vehicle with a single gunshot wound to the head and pronounced dead at the scene.  After Jennings was found dead, police officers arrested Townes and Glasgow as both men have been charged with capital murder. Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said the following on Monday:

Instead of him notifying law enforcement, he took matters into his own hands and jumped in Mr. Glasgow’s vehicle to find Breunia Jennings, Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish told reporters. Jennings “suffered a gunshot wound to the head,” according to Parrish, who said Townes fired several rounds at the vehicle she was driving. I want the family of Breunia Jennings to know our thoughts and prayers go out to them during this time, he said.

Lakesia Reaves, the mother of Breunia Jennings, was worried as she had not heard from her daughter. In speaking with The Dothan Eagle, Reaves shared that she talked with her daughter every day at a specific time and it was unlike her to miss their talks. As Reaves was working, she heard about a shooting and she began praying for the victim. At that time, she had no idea that she was praying for her daughter. Then, the police called her to inform her of her daughter’s death.

While I was at work, I looked up on the television screen and saw investigators talking about the shooting, Reaves said. I already knew something was wrong because I had not heard from Breunia that morning, but I had no idea they were talking about my daughter on TV. I can remember praying for the family involved. I asked the Lord to be with them.

Reaves revealed that her daughter was capable of making cruel statements but she hardly believes that her daughter would steal. Jennings suffered from bipolar disease and often she chose not to take her meds. Reaves told The Dothan Eagle that Jennings loved to walk. Most importantly, Reaves shared that if Jennings needed anything that she would call home. Aside from not taking her medicine, Reaves shared that her daughter was too trustworthy.

Her being so trustworthy led to this. She never met a stranger. I would constantly get on to her about her being so trustworthy. She had a good heart, and she believed others did as well, Reaves said.

According to Reaves, her daughter knew Glasgow but never talked about Townes. She questioned how Townes knew her daughter. Reaves did not share how her daughter reportedly knew Glasgow.

When appearing in court on Tuesday, Glasgow repeatedly questioned the murder charge against him, The Dothan Eagle reported. Glasgow feels that he is innocent of murder and that he is guilty of simply giving someone a ride.

I don’t know why I am facing capital murder charges, Glasgow stated. I’m not responsible for what someone else does. He just asked me for a ride to take him to look for his car.

Since his release from prison, Glasgow has been committed to making his community a better place. Let’s hope he’s not sent back to prison. However, Alabama law is no joke! Under Alabama law, a person believed to have aided or abetted a criminal act is equally liable for the underlying act. Glasgow is set to appear again in court on April 6.

 

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