Billy Glaze, American serial killer, Died at 72


Billy Richard Glaze was born on July 13, 1943, and died on December 22, 2015.

Also known as Jesse Sitting Crow, he was a convicted American serial killer whose guilt has come into question with the discovery of DNA evidence excluding Glaze and implicating another man.

Billy was suspected of the murders of at least 50 women in multiple states.

He boasted to police about having killed over 20 women, but in interviews claimed he was innocent.

Billy became a suspect in the 1986 to 1987 murders of three Native American women in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area after a waitress brought him to the attention of authorities.

Information from a girlfriend led investigators to look for him in New Mexico.

Billy was arrested August 31, 1987 while driving under the influence of alcohol, for a violation of his parole from a Texas conviction for rape in 1974.

The arresting officers found a bloody shirt, crowbar and nightstick in his truck.

Hair samples from the crowbar were used to convict him of murder.

Billy was convicted of three counts of first degree murder; he would be eligible for parole 52 years later.

At sentencing, he maintained his innocence.

Billy was housed in James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware.

Billy Glaze passed away on December 22, 2015, aged 72, shortly after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.

He died in prison after spending more than 25 years incarcerated.