Man claims defense, apologizes in teen stabbing death

photo Walter George Glenn

Before a Hamilton County Criminal Court judge sentenced Walter George Glenn to 35 years for the stabbing death of a teenager he considered a stepson, Glenn apologized but claimed he acted in self-defense.

The 38-year-old Glenn's testimony in his Monday sentencing hearing prompted prosecutor Matthew Rogers to confront the man who said he didn't fear 17-year-old Carlton Braswell, but still used a weapon when the teen had none.

"Say what you did, Mr. Glenn," Rogers said.

"I defended myself," Glenn replied.

"Did you stab a 17-year-old boy with a knife? Is it that hard to say?" Rogers said.