Kenneth Glasgow (Dothan Police Department)
ALABAMA — Al Sharpton’s half brother was arrested and charged with capital murder after a 23-year-old woman was shot dead in Alabama in a dispute over a car, authorities said.
The Dothan Police Department said in a news release that Kenneth Glasgow, 52, was arrested along with Jaime Townes, 26, after Breunia Jennings was found dead in a wrecked car around 10:50 p.m. on Sunday, Fox News reports.
Jennings’ death came just a day after Glasgow’s homeless and community ministry, Ordinary People Society, participated in the nationwide March For Our Lives, which advocated for gun control and protested gun violence.
In a news conference on Monday, police said they believe that Townes was angry at Jennings because he believed she had stolen his car, according to The Dothan Eagle.
Authorities said several people are believed to have been in the car at the time, and additional arrests may occur.
In an appearance in court Tuesday, Glasgow repeatedly questioned the murder charge against him, The Dothan Eagle reported.
“I don’t know why I am facing capital murder charges,” Glasgow stated. “I’m not responsible for what someone else does. He just asked me for a ride to take him to look for his car.”
Under Alabama law, murder committed by or through the use of a deadly weapon while the victim is in a vehicle is considered a capital crime. A person convicted of a capital crime is eligible for life in prison without parole or death.
Also, under Alabama’s complicity statute, a person believed to have aided or abetted a crime is equally liable for the underlying crime.
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Kenneth Glasgow, right, is seen with former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Fox News)