published Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Hamilton County medical examiner says victim was shot 3 times in back

A father of five was shot three times in the back, according to a Hamilton County medical examiner's report released Monday.

Edward Glenn Jr., 28, was killed when he was lured to a residence by 24-year-old Carmisha Lay, police say. Lay sent a text message to Stephen Lester, 24, telling him that Glenn was at her house. Lester showed up, possibly with a partner, and robbed Glenn. Glenn was shot three times during the robbery, according to a Chattanooga police arrest report.

"You could tell it was a set up. He hadn't been over there 30 to 40 minutes," said Quetta Glenn, Glenn's younger sister. "From the streets, from what we hear, it was really bad."

Police have not said whether any items were taken from Glenn.

There were initial reports that Glenn was shot in the head, but the diagrams in the report show no trauma to Glenn's head. One of the bullets struck Glenn in his upper back near a shoulder blade while the other two rounds struck his lower torso.

Glenn was pronounced dead at the scene. Lay fled to her grandmother's house and was taken to another residence before authorities were contacted, according to an arrest report.

Both Lay and Lester face charges. Lester was arrested Saturday on charges of first-degree murder, criminal conspiracy and especially aggravated robbery. Lay faces the same charges, as well as additional charges of false reports and tampering with evidence.

Lester already had pending charges from December: tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both are scheduled to appear Wednesday before Hamilton County Sessions Court Judge David Bales.

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