Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Murder Trial Of Nicholas Showers-Glover Finally Begins In Anchorage, Alaska On October 14th, 2009, Two And A Half Years After The Fact
The long-awaited murder trial of Nicholas Showers-Glover finally began in Anchorage, Alaska on October 14th, 2009, around two-and-a half years after the crime was committed. According to KTUU Channel 2, on March 2nd, 2007, 18-year-old Jennifer Olson and 22-year-old Kori Johnson were in their room looking for a movie when the 22-year-old Showers-Glover, their roommate, suddenly pulled out a gun and fired at them. Olson died in an ambulance as it was heading to Alaska Regional Hospital, and Glover promptly went on the lam, turning himself in five days later. More background available in my two previous posts on this case.
According to the Alaska Court System record on Showers-Glover, the following seven charges were filed against him:
-- AS11.41.100(a)(1)(A): Murder 1-Intent To Cause Death
-- AS11.41.100: Murder 1
-- AS11.41.200(a)(1): Assault 1- Serious Injury, Weapon
-- AS11.41.110(a)(1): Murder 2-Intend Serious Injury
-- AS11.41.220(a)(1)(A): Assault 3- Cause Fear Of Injury w/ Weap
-- *AS11.41.150(a)(1): Murder of Unborn Child - intend death
-- *AS11.41.160: Manslaughter of Unborn Child
However, the Docket List for the case indicates that on February 25th, 2008, the prosecution moved to dismiss the last two charges involving the unborn child (as noted by the asterisks). But the remaining charges are serious enough and could result in a life sentence if he's convicted. Too bad we don't have the death penalty in Alaska.
Glover has no prior felony record. His Court System record indicates four other misdemeanor traffic violations from 2004 and 2006. The case is being tried before Judge Jack W. Smith, and Glover is being defended by high-profile attorney Rex Butler.