Rev. Al Sharpton’’s alleged half-brother was arrested Monday. Alabama police charged Kenneth “Sharpton” Glasgow with capital murder.
Officers believe the 52-year-old man was involved in the shooting death of a young woman. Glasgow and his friend Jamie Townes learned that the woman had stolen his car. The pair decided to hunt her down themselves rather than notify law enforcement.
“It appears Jennings stole Townes’ vehicle,” Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said. “Instead of [Townes] notifying law enforcement, he took matters in his own hands and jumped in Mr. Glasgow’s vehicle to find Breunia Jennings.”
Townes shot the woman multiple times after he found her.
“I don’t know why I am facing capital murder charges,” Glasgow stated. “I’m not responsible for what someone else does. He just asked me for a ride to take him to look for his car.”
Glasgow is being held accountable because he was driving the getaway car. He didn’t pull the trigger himself but he helped his friend do so. In the eyes of the law, he shares the guilt.
According to a local newspaper, “murder committed by or through the use of a deadly weapon while the victim is in a vehicle is considered a capital crime. A person convicted of a capital crime is eligible for life in prison without parole or death.”
Glasgow has been claiming to be Sharpton’s half-brother for awhile. He told reporters that he changed his name from Sharpton to Glasgow during one of his stints in jail.
“We talk more than people know… I’ll put it like that. More than people know,” Glasgow said of his relationship with the reverend.
Glasgow is an activist himself. After being released from prison he founded The Ordinary People Society, a group dedicated to serving the homeless. He’s also become an advocate for ex-felons.
(Source: New York Post)