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Man sentenced to life for murder and attempted armed robbery

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Sentence alert: Cobb County District Attorney Flynn D. Broady
March 22, 2024

(Marietta, GA – March 20, 2024) Cobb District Attorney Flynn D. Broady Jr. announces that Brandon Glover, 25, has been found guilty of malice murder, four counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. Superior Court Judge Julie Jacobs sentenced Glover to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus an additional 45 years.


On Sept. 30, 2021, Cobb County Police Officers responded to a report that a vehicle crashed through a chain-link fence at Blackhawk Trail in Mableton. Upon arrival, officers found Thadeus Statum, 31 in the passenger seat of the vehicle. Statum had a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen and was transported to Cobb Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


The driver of the vehicle called 911 and remained on the scene until emergency personnel arrived. He told first responders he and Statum were set up by two males who tried to rob them. The driver reported that he, Statum, and the two males drove to the Blackhawk Trail location. When they arrived, Brandon Glover, got out of the vehicle, and fired a shot into the vehicle striking Statum in the abdomen.


The driver provided a physical description of the suspects to law enforcement and a phone number and tag number of one of the suspects. Through search warrants for mobile devices and phone records, police were able to identify the suspects. Brandon Glover was positively identified as the shooter by eyewitnesses through a photo lineup.


On March 15, 2024, a 12-person jury found Brandon Glover guilty of malice murder, four counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. 


“While nothing can undo the loss suffered by the family and friends of Thadeus Statum, we hope that the verdict brings them some measure of closure. We commend the diligent work of Precinct 2 detectives and our prosecutors in bringing these perpetrators to justice,” said District Attorney Flynn D. Broady Jr.


Assistant District Attorneys Jay Winkler and Jessica Leiva prosecuted the case on behalf of the state. The defendant was represented by David D. Marshall.


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