A BARMAID faces a year in jail for serving a man before he went on a murderous shooting spree – killing his estranged wife and seven party-goers.
Lindsey Glass, 27, was arrested last month in Plano, Texas, accused of violating state alcohol law by allegedly selling to “an intoxicated or insane person”.
Lindsey Glass, 27, served Spencer Hight before he went on to kill his wife and seven others[/caption]
Hight, 32, murdered his estranged wife after drinking heavily in Plano, Texas[/caption]
Authorities say she should have known that would-be shooter Spencer Hight appeared drunk and armed.
Glass served Hight, 32, on the night of September 10, 2017, before he drove to his estranged wife Meredith’s house and opened fire.
The gunman killed his spouse and a further seven people who were there to watch the Dallas Cowboys American football team.
He was then fatally shot by a responding officer, police said.
An investigation later revealed Hight had a blood alcohol level four times the state’s driving limit when he went on the shooting spree.
Last year, several of the victims’ families filed a lawsuit against Ms Glass and the bar claiming they displayed negligence.
Ms Glass reportedly texted another employee on the night of the killing saying “Spencer has a big knife on the bar”.
The text added that Hight had “just asked for his tab and said I have to go do some dirty work … Psychoooooooo.”
Glass was yesterday charged with criminal negligence – which carries a maximum sentence of a year in jail and a fine of $500 (£382).
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Following Ms Glass’ arrest, her attorney Scott Palmer said his client had called police as soon as Hight left her bar.
Mr Palmer told CBS 19: “Not only did she know Spencer, but she was friends with Meredith and was supposed to be at the party that evening.
“It is shameful of the Plano Police department to go after the person who was vital in trying to stop the horrific events of that evening.”
Hight was shot dead by cops after he murdered eight people, including his estranged wife[/caption]
Hight drank at this bar, where he brought a knife and a gun[/caption]
- Parts of this article originally appeared on the New York Post
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