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Augusta man exonerated in 2009 home invasion

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 8:51 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 12:14 AM
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An Augusta man accused of taking part in the robbery of a sick, elderly man was acquitted Tuesday in Richmond County Superior Court.

Jonathan C. Glenn, 32, had pleaded not guilty to armed robbery, hijacking, kidnapping and burglary in the Nov. 2, 2009, home invasion of George Upshaw, 68.

Upshaw, who died in 2010, was robbed of about $30 and his vehicle by two masked men who kicked in his back door and left him gagged and bound hand and foot in his bathtub.

Defense attorney Richard Goolsby Jr. said after the trial that he believes a partial fingerprint found on a roll of duct tape used by Upshaw’s assailants led to the acquittal. The print did not match Glenn or Ahijah Murray, Glenn’s former co-defendant in the case.

Murray, 23, pleaded guilty to the charges in August 2010 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by five years on probation. Although Murray implicated Glenn in the home invasion in 2009, he testified Tuesday that Glenn wasn’t involved.

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jimmymac
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jimmymac 02/25/14 - 10:00 pm
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Snitches get stiches!

KSL
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KSL 02/25/14 - 11:05 pm
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That explains the acquittal.

That explains the acquittal. Beyond a reasonable doubt.

Darby
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Darby 02/26/14 - 12:27 am
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Well, guilty or not,

there was certainly reasonable doubt. Your Constitution (and tax dollars) at work.

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 02/26/14 - 12:55 am
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What a joke our judicial

What a joke our judicial system has become. Slick Willie lawyers. Shame on them!

KSL
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KSL 02/26/14 - 05:09 am
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I will stick with the

I will stick with the Founders' intentions.

KSL
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KSL 02/26/14 - 05:20 am
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Now, if we could get Obama

Now, if we could get Obama and his executive branch to do the same.

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myfather15 02/26/14 - 06:30 am
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Would have to hear all the

Would have to hear all the evidence to form an opinion on this case. But on the surface, seems like reasonable doubt existed because the victim died, so he couldn't testify; and the co-defendant, who previously stated Mr. Glenn was involved, crawfished!! Why not? He's already serving 10 years; might as well take his buddies time away as well.

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nocnoc 02/26/14 - 08:28 am
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All Guilt or Innocences issues aside

Why did it take this man almost 4 years to get a Trial?

Was he out on Bond or sitting in jail?

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Dseven 02/26/14 - 01:29 pm
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Goes around comes around

Well, "if" he was guilty he got away with it, this time; which means, he will probably do it again. Hopefully next time this guy trys a home invasion he encounters a younger, less vulnerable, and ARMED homeowner that ventilates his cranium.

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