Mom Charged With Arson And Son's Murder
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
May 5, 2004
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA--When police and firefighters arrived at the home of Carolyn Glover last Saturday night, they found the 60-year-old woman standing at the fence, drinking a beer.
When they went into the house, emergency workers found the body of her son, Julius A. Jones, in a rear bedroom.
The 43-year-old Jones, who used a wheelchair since a 1991 shooting, died of carbon monoxide poisoning and burns.
Glover was charged with murder and first-degree arson.
Neighbors told reporters with The State news that Glover had gotten angry at her son several times for having female guests over and allowing them to stay in the house. Witnesses said Glover was having an argument with Jones and his visitors shortly before she came out of her house carrying a red plastic gasoline can.
"I asked her, 'Where is your son?'," said neighbor Virginia Camps, whose husband called 9-1-1 to report the blaze. "She told me he was inside burning up with the others - two women who she had told to stay out of her house."
If convicted, Glover could be sentenced to up to 30 years for each charge.
"Mother charged with murder in fire death" (The State)