October 31, 2014

Saunders County man sentenced for threatening a witness in his murder trial

A Saunders County man whose murder conviction had been overturned by the Nebraska Supreme Court has been sentenced to between 30-and-60 years in prison for threatening to kill a witness in his 2009 murder trial.

The Attorney General’s office reports that 52-year-old Jeffrey Glazebrook will be required to serve at least 20 years in prison, because he has been found to be a habitual criminal.

“This man’s continued disregard for the law proves he is a threat to society,” said Attorney General Jon Bruning in a written statement released by his office. “We’re pleased the court recognized this danger and put Mr. Glazebrook behind bars where he belongs.”

According to the Attorney General’s office, Glazebrook sought to secretly threaten to kill a witness in his 2009 murder trial in Saunders County. Several jurors reported observing the threat. The jury ultimately convicted Glazebrook of killing Sadie May McReynolds, an elderly woman. The state Supreme Court threw out the conviction, because erroneous evidence of Glazebrook’s sexual and physical assaults of other women was admitted during trial.