Man Found Guilty of Murder and Robbery Charges in Cobb County Case

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Brandon Glover, 25, has been found guilty of a series of charges including malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and possession of a firearm during a felony, announced Cobb District Attorney Flynn D. Broady Jr. Superior Court Judge Julie Jacobs sentenced Glover to life in prison without the possibility of parole, along with an additional 45 years.

The charges stem from an incident on September 30, 2021, when Cobb County Police responded to a report of a vehicle crashing through a chain-link fence at Blackhawk Trail in Mableton. Upon arrival, officers found Thadeus Statum, 31, in the passenger seat of the vehicle with a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen. Statum was pronounced dead at Cobb Hospital.

The driver of the vehicle informed authorities that he and Statum were targeted by two males who attempted to rob them. According to the driver, he, Statum, and the two suspects drove to the Blackhawk Trail location where Brandon Glover exited the vehicle and fired a shot into the vehicle, fatally striking Statum.

Through investigation and eyewitness testimonies, police were able to identify Glover as the shooter. A 12-person jury found him guilty on March 15, 2024, after a trial where Assistant District Attorneys Jay Winkler and Jared Horowitz prosecuted the case on behalf of the state. The defendant was represented by David D. Marshall.

District Attorney Flynn D. Broady Jr. expressed his hopes that the verdict would offer some closure to the family and friends of Thadeus Statum, commending the efforts of law enforcement and prosecutors in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

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