Tallahassee man rejects plea deal in brutal double murder
TALLAHASSEE, Fla (WCTV) - Aaron Glee rejected a plea deal Monday as he stood before a judge and a packed courtroom.
“I didn’t want to take the plea, but he intimidated me, so I signed the paper,” Glee told the judge. “I’m not trying to make a mockery of your court or anything, but I have reconsidered that plea, and I would like to go to trial.”
Attorneys on both sides will now work to set a trial date for later this year.
“If he wants a trial, we’ll give him one,” assistant state attorney Georgia Cappleman said.
Glee is accused of abducting and killing two women in June 2020.
Arrest papers say missing Black Lives Matter protestor Oluwatoyin Salau was found buried in Glee’s backyard, and community volunteer Victoria Sims was found dead inside his home on Monday Road.
Salau was an activist in Tallahassee, leading Black Lives Matter protests after the killing of George Floyd. Her death gained national attention.
Sims was a community volunteer. One of her friends, Mary Snell, described Sims as a loving and caring person.
“She just was a giving, giving, giving soul. And he took away an angel from us.”
Snell was one of dozens inside the courtroom. Many were visibly shocked and crying after Glee rejected the plea. Some even yelled at Glee as he was led out of the courtroom.
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