Jury finds man guilty of murdering his Baldwin State Prison cell mate
A jury of Baldwin County residents deliberated for less than an hour-and-a-half on Thursday before finding Albert Glover, III guilty on all counts.
Glover, who was an inmate at Baldwin State Prison at the time, was convicted on one count each of malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault.
Glover admitted to the killing but claimed self-defense during the trial. All of Glover's past legal transgressions occurred in either Newton or Gwinnett counties, according to his Department of Corrections profile.
According to a synopis from the District Attorney's Office: "Two men went into cell 24 and only one came out alive. Christmas Eve/Christmas Day 2019, the Defendant (Glover) attacked the victim (Michael Dawson) while he was asleep in the bottom bunk. There was no fight. The Defendant had no injuries and the only person injured was the victim. After the Defendant killed Dawson, he pulled the sheets up to his neck, placed a hat on his head, to make it look like the victim was sleeping. The next morning, when breakfast was passed out the Defendant took both trays, eating them both. Shortly after 8:00 a.m., the Defendant alerted the correctional officer making rounds that his cellmate was unresponsive."
Assistant District Attorney Tammy Coffey was the prosecutor.