Bench Trial To Begin For Suspect In Teen’s Death
PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) – One of two suspects still awaiting trial in the killing of a 15-year-old southern Illinois girl is about to have his case decided by a judge and not a jury.
Eighteen-year-old James Glazier’s bench trial before Perry County Circuit Judge James Campanella is to begin Monday. Glazier pleaded not guilty and already waived his right to a jury trial.
Glazier and 16-year-old Robbie Mueller face murder, kidnapping and home invasion charges in the 2010 death of Sidnee Stephens.
A third suspect, Carl Dane, pleaded guilty last year. He was found dead in his jail cell the day he was to be transferred to prison to begin serving a 60-year sentence.
Mueller has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for a bench trial in September.