Prosecutor objects to parole of man convicted of murdering Mahoning County deputy
The Mahoning County Prosecutor's office filed an objection urging the board to deny the parole of John Glenn, who was convicted of aggravated murder in the death of Mahoning County Reserve Deputy Sheriff John Litch Jr.
Glenn was originally sentenced to death, which was later overturned. He was then sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.
According to a news release from the Mahoning County Prosecutor's office, Litch Jr. was assigned to transport Robert Glenn, John Glenn's half-brother, to a medical appointment and then back to jail.
While stopped at a light, John rammed a car into the rear of Litch Jr.'s car. When he exited the car and approached John's vehicle, the Mahoning County Prosecutor's Office says John shot him at "point blank range" with a 12 gauge shotgun.
“Defendant Glenn’s callous and senseless act deprived Deputy Litch from a lifetime of memories with his family and future grandchildren
for whom he would never meet.," said Prosecutor Gina DeGenova in the news release.
DeGenova further argues in the release that while John has served more than 40 years of his life sentence, releasing him would not further the interest of justice.
She also argues it would harm the security of society.