For a second time, the Arkansas Parole Board has denied a request by state prison inmate James Hagen Glenn of Mountain View for parole.
Glenn came before the board after serving two years of his 4-year prison sentence in the case of Skylar Shellstrom. (Click here for more on this story.)
Glenn was sentenced on July 11, 2018, to four years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections with 72 months suspended sentence. The sentence was based on a negotiated plea of guilty to first-degree battery after the trial of Victoria Dycus (pictured below).
Dycus, the mother of Skylar Sellstrom, was found guilty of murder and sentenced by a Stone County jury to 19 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Skylar’s November 2016 death was considered a homicide by the attending physician of the Stone County Medical Center. Skylar was taken to the hospital by her mother and Glenn where the physician on duty in the emergency room pronounced the four-year-old deceased.
Skylar’s body was sent for autopsy by the state medical examiner who testified in court regarding the abuse Skylar’s body had taken.
Glenn had previously come before the parole board in February 2019 after serving a year in state prison and was also denied parole that year.
Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer said Glenn, the boyfriend of Dycus, was an abuser, but not a murderer. Meyer said his conduct was totally unacceptable, but not one person came forward to testify that Glenn murdered the child.
Image of Glenn via Arkansas Department of Corrections
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