Guy Who Hid Body in a Trunk Won't Get a New Trial
Photo by Tobyotter Deodorizers can cover a lot of smelly sins, but not decomposing murder victims.
Steven Weinstein, the guy who killed a man, hid his body in a trunk and proceeded to try and hide the smell of rotting flesh for months with air fresheners, won't be getting a new trial, the Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled.
Jerry Glaspie, 28, disappeared on January 29, 2007, and his decomposing body was found in the trunk of a car on March 24, 2007. His body was discovered with the hands and feet handcuffed, mouth covered with tape, after residents complained of the smell.
Prosecutors said Glaspie was strangled after a $14,000 drug deal went bad (they were supposed to exchange $14,000 cash for drugs but Weinstein showed up with a cashier's check and Glaspie kept the money and never coughed up the meth.) In 2008 Weinstein was convicted of the killing and sentenced to 30 years in prison for the crime.
Weinstein's appeal was denied, but his current lawyer, Randy Schaffer, filed a writ of habeas corpus claiming that Weinstein wasn't properly represented, that information was withheld and that there was false testimony from a witness.
The witness in question is Nathan Adams, a man with a history of convictions, drug addictions and mental health issues.