An Investigation Into the Murder of Glenn Terrell Jr.

Glenn Terrell and Glenn Terrell Jr.

Glenn Terrell and Glenn Terrell Jr. circa 1986 (Courtesy Terrell family)

This story originally appeared on The Uptown Chronicle on February 4, 2013.

Background: This past winter, each student was randomly assigned a murder that occurred in New York City in the last few years to be the subject of a long-form investigative piece. This is a story about Glenn Terrell Jr.’s shooting in the South Bronx in 2008, the subsequent conviction of William Gay almost five years later, and the unexpected layers beneath it all.