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Charge filed in suspicious JC death

Charge filed in suspicious JC death

July 22nd, 2013 in News

A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with the death of his wife this weekend.

A Jefferson City police news release this afternoon identified the victim as Amanda Glisson, 29, 208 McKinley St.

Albert Glisson, 31, was charged Monday morning with one count of second-degree domestic assault.

He was being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond in the Cole County Jail.

A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement said Albert Glisson told investigators he struck his wife in the head several times with his fist out of anger on Friday night.

Several fresh bruises were found on the woman's face.

But, the news release said, an autopsy conducted this morning "revealed no further evidence that would immediately bring about further charges in this case."

Police said two children - a 10-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter - told officers they witnessed Glisson, who is their father, hit their mother several times and had done so in the past.

They said Glisson got very upset at their mother after she would not answer him, or tell him how she was feeling.

Glisson admitted he hit his wife in the past, but usually had calmed himself down before he caused her any injury.

Glisson said his wife had fallen recently and hit her face on the toilet, and also hit her head when getting out of the shower.

Police believe Amanda Glisson's injuries were consistent with being struck with a beer bottle, and beer bottles were located near her bed in the living room. They also said bruising and marks on the wife's face matched the shape of the bottles found at the scene.

Albert Glisson admitted he was drinking beer Friday night, though he did not admit he caused his wife's injuries.

He said he only struck his wife with his fists and those may have caused some bruising on her face.

Amanda Glisson died after the assault.

The police news release did not identify the cause of her death, and the investigation is continuing.

Police said the investigation began Saturday morning when Albert Glisson called 911 and reported that Amanda Glisson was unconscious and not breathing.

Emergency responders were not able to revive her, and she was pronounced dead at her home.

The news release said Fire Department responders called police because of Amanda Glisson's "appearance and ... state of condition."

The children are staying with their grandparents, police said.