Williamsburg jury convicts man in 1978 rape case

Photo credit: Virginia State Police

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury has found a man guilty in a 1978 rape case in which a Charles City area man was convicted and later exonerated.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports a Williamsburg Circuit Court jury found James Moses Glass Jr. guilty Thursday of rape, abduction with intent to defile and two firearms charges. He was charged in the attack on a College of William and Mary student at an off-campus apartment in Williamsburg.

The jury recommended a sentence of life in prison plus 42 years.

The Virginia Supreme Court exonerated Bennett Barbour in 2012 in the case after tests conducted in 2010 on material from the case didn’t find Barbour’s DNA. He died of cancer last year.

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