Jury selection is complete in the first day of the murder trial of a 37-year-old Chattanooga man.
Walter Glenn faces a charge of first-degree murder in the Dec. 20, 2009, death of 17-year-old Carlton Braswell.
The jury is comprised of 10 white jurors and three black jurors. Glenn is black.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents found Glenn hiding beneath a home in Nashville in early February 2010, weeks after he was placed on Hamilton County’s “most wanted” list in connection with Braswell’s death.
Glenn tried to fire his appointed attorney, Ben McGowan, weeks before the trial started.
Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern denied Glenn’s request for a new attorney.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...