It took three days of deliberations for the jury to come back with three guilty verdicts and two acquittals. Former Lieutenant Robert Italiano, who was found not guilty said, “I want to thank god and thank my family and thank my lawyer. That’s all I want to say right now.”
But for Officer Greg McRae, the man who burned the car with Glover’s body in it, the verdict means he’ll most likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. His attorney, Frank DeSalvo said, “He’s not happy at all, his wife is very devastated. He told the truth as to what happened, how it happened, what he did.”
Because McRae admitted he acted alone, Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann was found not guilty. He plans on returning to work Friday morning at NOPD headquarters.
Former Officer David Warren, the shooter, faces a sentence of life behind bars. His attorney teared up while talking about Warren having to leave his wife and five small children. “It’s clear that Mr. Warren’s going to be away from his family for a long time, he’s a good man, he tried hard to help this city. I just don’t think people understand these split second decisions that police officers have to make.”
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says the guilty verdicts speak volumes to the community. “This is a case that needed to be brought to light and cases like it. It is transparency and accountability that will continue to make sure the citizens are protected by the people who serve them, who are sworn to protect them including all of us and all of our individuals in law enforcement.”
David Warren’s attorney says he plans on appealing the verdict. McRae and Lt. Travis McCabe will report for a bond hearing Friday morning at 9 a.m.