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Curtis Glaze guilty of murder


Curtis Glaze has been found guilty of murder after two days of testimony. Glaze and his cousin Joshua Glaze are accused of killing Brian Drake after pursuing Drake and two of his friends down Highway 326 the night of November 14, 2012.

The jury deliberated for slightly less than one hour Wednesday before delivering its verdict. The jury was given 3 possible verdicts to choose from: not guilty, guilty of manslaughter, or guilty of murder. Sentencing for Curtis Glaze is set for Friday. He faces 5 to 99 years or life in prison.

Prosecutors Wednesday showed video of an investigator interview with Joshua Glaze. In the video, Joshua tells investigators that Drake's truck did not belong on Glaze Road, where the pursuit initially began. He said the truck was acting crazy and fishtailing, so he and Curtis followed to see who was in the truck.

Joshua also told investigators that Curtis shot at the truck 2-3 times.

"In my head, it does not make sense," said Joshua.

At the end of the video, Joshua cried and insisted that he did not shoot anybody.

Mallory Wood, the mother of Joshua Glaze's child, testified that she and Curtis Glaze's 3-year-old son were in the Dodge Durango with Joshua and Curtis the night of the shooting. She testified that Curtis and Joshua were trying to steal a 4-wheeler type vehicle from a deer lease toward the end of Glaze Road before leaving to find tires to burn. She told the jury that when they saw headlights from a truck coming down Glaze Road, Joshua started driving after the truck. She said when they followed the truck onto 326, Curtis leaned out of the passenger side window and started shooting. She said truck they were following swerved into the grass on the side of the road. She said Joshua then slowed and turned around and went back to Glaze Road and dropped her and the child off at a relative's house.

Wood said Joshua and Curtis left to go back to see what they had done. She said when they returned, they said they had shot the driver in the head.

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