Jury Finds Three Men Guilty in Murder of Glenn Scarborough

A jury today found Terrell Wilson, Phillip Swan and Theodore “Reggie” Spencer guilty of multiple charges including murder, conspiracy, burglary, and kidnapping in the gruesome killing of Glenn Scarborough in June 2011.

According to court testimony, the three men entered Scarborough’s home with hospital gloves and duct tape. They kicked and punched him repeatedly before strangling him with a belt, stabbing him and suffocating him. The medical examiner determined that Scarborough died of strangulation and asphyxiation.

Last November, the three men turned down plea deals that would have given Wilson and Swan reduced sentences of 10 to 15 years if they pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and Spencer 25 to 29 years for the more serious charges of second-degree murder and first-degree burglary. All three of them needed to agree to the deals in order for the offers to be valid.

Spencer was found guilty of the most charges—13 out of 18 against him—including conspiracy, first-degree burglary, kidnapping, simple assault, murder, and a related weapons charge. He was found innocent of assault with a dangerous weapon and four gun charges were dismissed.

According to testimony, Spencer told detectives that he believed Scarborough had sexually assaulted his mother, who was severely ill, and given her an STD. Swan and Wilson were friends of Spencer’s and agreed to help him go after Scarborough.

Wilson was found guilty of 11 out of 18 charges, including conspiracy, burglary, kidnapping and murder. He was found innocent of four gun charges, robbery, and assault with a dangerous weapon.

The jury found Swan guilty of 7 out of the 8 charges against him, including conspiracy, burglary, kidnapping, and murder. He was found innocent of a weapons charge.

All three men are set to be sentenced Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m.

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