Last defendant in murder-for-hire case sentenced

by E Wayne Ross on December 27, 2007

Virginia Pilot: Last defendant in murder-for-hire case sentenced

The last of the three men charged in a murder-for-hire plot against a Tidewater Community College professor last year admitted his role and was ordered to serve eight and a half years in prison on Wednesday.

The defendant, Jay Glosser, 54, a former associate professor of information systems technology at the Norfolk campus, will serve six months more than his co-defendants. He reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, in which he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, solicitation and conspiracy to commit extortion. He waived his pre-sentence report and was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years with all but eight and a half suspended.