Hamilton man accused of killing brother found competent

Pre-trial hearing slated for end of July.

A Hamilton man found incompetent in the summer of 2022 to stand trial for murder in the shooting death of his brother has been restored after 11 months of treatment.

In August, Justin Glenn, 40, was in Butler County Common Pleas Court for a hearing where Judge Greg Stephens reviewed a court-ordered forensic psychiatric report and found Glenn not fit to stand trial. On Monday, after further review and treatment, Glenn was found competent. A pre-trial hearing is set for July 24.

Competency means Glenn understands the charges against him and is able to assist in his own defense.

He is accused of shooting and killing his brother, Jason Glenn, 47, in February 2022 in the yard of their Hamilton home. Jason Glenn died on the way to the hospital.

When Glenn was indicted in March 2022, he was in custody in Hamilton County for a 2020 drug case. He was sentenced in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to 1 year in prison for aggravated possession of drugs and carrying a concealed weapon.

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser told the Journal-News a day after the incident that video from a neighbor’s doorbell camera appeared to show Justin Glenn acted in self-defense when he fatally shot his brother.

But additional security camera videos and more investigation determined that although both men were armed and appeared to be engaged in mutual combat, Justin Glenn was the aggressor, Gmoser said.

According to the Hamilton police report, “(Justin) and his brother got into a physical altercation that led to the defendant shooting his brother, and firing several more shots in the air. (Justin) then fled the scene and ended up at the hospital to seek medical attention.”

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