Murder case moves forward

DONALD GLOVER SR.

BY STACI WILSON

The case against a man charged with murdering his 46-year-old, estranged wife Aug. 31, 2012 in Ararat Twp. is moving forward.

The one criminal homicide count lodged against Donald Glover Sr., 51, Thompson, was held for trial by District Judge Jodi Cordner on Monday, Jan. 14, following a preliminary hearing.

Glover is accused of firing one 38-caliber bullet into the back of Sharon Glover’s head following an argument that took place in the driveway of his Way Lake Rd. home.

His son, Donald Glover Jr., 27, Susquehanna, faces evidence tampering and hindering prosecution charges after he allegedly placed a gun in Sharon Glover’s left hand in an attempt to back up his father’s story.

On the witness stand, Susquehanna County Coroner Anthony Conarton said Sharon Glover’s death had been ruled a homicide on the certificate of death filed with the state.

Conarton said, Dr. Gary Ross who performed the autopsy, concurred with the report.

Pennsylvania State Trooper Mark Keyes also offered testimony. Keyes was the state police criminal investigator called to the scene that evening.

Keyes said that Donald Glover had given two differing accounts of the events that led to his wife’s death. In the first account, given at the scene, he said Sharon Glover had fired a gunshot at him so he went into his home to retrieve a gun and returned fire.

The police investigator said Glover later offered a different version in a statement given at the Gibson barracks where he told police he fired one shot to the back of his wife’s head following an argument.

Keyes also said a witness to the shooting also provided a statement to police. He said Glover’s son’s fiancé had been summoned to the driveway by Sharon to write a check.

While she was leaning over the car writing the check, Keyes testified the woman said she had heard footsteps approach the vehicle and a single gunshot. Keyes said the witness then reported seeing Sharon Glover’s body slumped dead in the driveway.

Glover’s attorney, Joseph McGraw, did not offer any witnesses at the hearing.

A formal arraignment has been scheduled for Jan. 22 in Susquehanna County Court.

Glover has been held without bail since charges were lodged on Sept. 1.

Glover Jr., waived his preliminary hearing, also scheduled for Monday. He is also scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 22.