Trial Underway for Man Accused of Killing Wife to be with Stripper29-Jan-2017
Trial is underway for an Oklahoma City man charged with first degree murder in the killing of his wife.
Kinney J. Glasson, Jr., 36, called police in November 2014 to report that he accidentally shot his wife Erin, 41, during a home invasion. Glasson told investigators that he awoke to find an intruder in the home. He said he reached for his gun and fired at the "tall man in a hoodie," but accidentally shot his sleeping wife in the back. The couple's 5-year-old daughter was at home at the time of the incident.
A week later, after finding no evidence of an intruder, police arrested Glasson on a charge of first degree murder.
Prosecutors say his motive for murder was a secret affair with an exotic dancer he met some six months prior at an Oklahoma City strip club.
The dancer, Reva Ann "Heaven" Smith, was jailed on an unrelated complaint at the time of Erin Glasson's murder. She says that she had been involved with Kinney Glasson since July 2014, when he gave her jewelry for her birthday.
Smith testified that Glasson originally told her that he had never been married, but that he did have an adopted daughter. Smith learned through court records that he was, in fact, married and that his daughter was his own biological child. When she confronted the married man, Glasson told her that he was divorcing his wife and that the divorce would be final in January 2015.
Court records show that he never filed for divorce.
Smith testified that she quit working at the strip club at her boyfriend's request, and that the pair shopped for engagement rings before her arrest. During a recorded jail call, Glasson told her, "I want you to be with me every night. I don't want anybody or anything else." He asked her if she was positive that she only wanted to be with him, because he needed to know for sure before changing his "complete life."
By November 19, Erin Glasson was dead.
Smith says she was "devastated" by the news of her boyfriend's wife's death and his alleged role in the murder.
Prosecutors say the defendant is a chronic liar, not only keeping an affair from his wife, but also lying compulsively to his girlfriend, whom he told he did security detail for the FBI, when he actually worked in sales. They say he lied about the presence of an intruder, and after his affair with "Heaven" Smith was discovered, he tried to downplay that relationship, telling investigators he was glad Smith was in jail while telling her that he would do anything he could to get her out.
Glasson's murder trial began on Monday and is expected to conclude next week.
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