February 13, 2003

Man gets 10 years for his role in killing

 

A Spokane County judge sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for his role in the murder of a man, and the serious injury of two others, from whom he was supposed to buy drugs last year.

Izaac J. Innes, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Cody Glotfelty in a drug deal that went awry on Spokane’s lower South Hill.

Offering no words to the victims’ families, Innes just cried when Superior Court Judge Greg Sypolt gave him an opportunity to address the court.

Deputy Prosecutor Mark Cipolla and private defense attorney Rob Cossey both noted that Innes was cooperative from the beginning of the investigation.

But that’s still no consolation to the victims’ families, Cipolla said.

“This is one of those situations we see far too often now. Mr. Glotfelty certainly bears some responsibility, but he certainly didn’t deserve what happened to him,” Cipolla said.

On Jan. 29, 2001, Glotfelty was shot and killed, and two other men - brothers Vincent Hill and Solomon Struckman - were seriously wounded when Innes, along with Drake M. McDaniel, 14, and Anthony M. Millspaugh, 17, decided to rob the men of drugs instead of buying them.

McDaniel pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder and three counts of first-degree assault and was sentenced to seven years in juvenile detention last June.

Millspaugh is awaiting trial on the same charges.

Ballistics tests showed bullets from Millspaugh’s 9 mm handgun killed Glotfelty.

Struckman and prosecutors reached a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana and was sentenced to three months in jail.

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