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Jimmy L. Glass

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Jimmy L. Glass (c. 1962 – June 12, 1987) was an American convicted murderer, executed by the state of Louisiana. He is probably best known not for his crime, but as petitioner in the U.S. Supreme Court case Glass v. Louisiana.

Early life[edit]

Glass was a high school dropout.[1]

Capital murder[edit]

Before committing a capital crime, Glass already had a criminal record. With fellow inmate Jimmy Wingo, Glass escaped from the Webster Parish, Louisiana Jail in December 1982 and, during their escape, they killed Newt Brown (born 1927) and his wife, Erlene Nealy Brown (born 1931), at their home on Christmas Eve in Dixie Inn outside Minden. The Browns' son, Gary Lamar Brown, was the son-in-law of Judge Charles A. Marvin (1929-2003) of the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit, based in Shreveport. Glass and Wingo were soon arrested. Both were sentenced to death in the electric chair. [1][2]

Supreme Court Case[edit]

Main Article: Glass v. Louisiana

Glass made a headlines in 1985 as a petitioner in a Supreme Court case. He argued that executions by electrocution violate the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution as "cruel and unusual punishment". But the Court, by majority 5-4, found that electrocution as an authorized method of executions is constitutional.[3]

Execution[edit]

Glass was electrocuted on June 12, 1987 at the age of twenty-five.[4] Wingo was executed four days later, on June 16, 1987.[2]

It was said that Glass was grinning as he was confined in the electric chair. His last words were "I'd rather be fishing".[1]

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References[edit]

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Specific

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Murderer of a Couple Executed in Louisiana". New York times. 13 June 1987. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "LOUISIANA EXECUTES 2D MAN IN SLAYING OF COUPLE". New York Times. 16 June 1987. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  3. "Jimmy L. GLASS v. LOUISIANA". Law.Cornell. Cornell Law School. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  4. Palmer, Jr., Louis J. (2008). Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment in the United States, 2d ed. McFarland and Company Inc. p. 352. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png


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