Trent Allen Brown has been charged in connection with the 1991 fatal stabbing of a Cobb County woman.
Photo: Indiana Department of Corrections
Photo: Indiana Department of Corrections

Man in Indiana jail charged in 1991 fatal stabbing of Cobb woman

A man in an Indiana state prison will be charged in a fatal stabbing of a Cobb County woman nearly 30 years ago.

The Cobb County District Attorney’s Office has obtained an arrest warrant for Trent Allen Brown in connection with the May 18, 1991, killing of Cathy Glass, who was found dead inside her apartment. The 55-year-old man is charged with one count each of malice murder, aggravated assault with intent to murder and burglary, according to the arrest warrant.

Brown is currently serving a prison sentence at Plainfield Correctional Facility in Indiana. Court records in Delaware County, Indiana show he was sentenced in May 2018 after pleading guilty to a burglary charge.

According to the warrant, Brown entered Glass’ apartment at 15 Booth Road in Marietta “without her permission or authority to do so.”

No details about a motive or the altercation are provided in the warrant, but Glass was stabbed multiple times in the chest with a knife. Glass was in her early 30s at the time of the stabbing, according to the Cobb District Attorney’s Office.

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Officers who responded to the the scene found the woman’s body “lying in a hallway in a pool of blood, and her apartment had been ransacked,” the DA’s office said.

A palm print and other evidence was collected by police, but at the time did not match anyone in the criminal database. However, the print was tested again by Cobb police and came back as a match to Brown earlier this month, the warrant says.

“Twenty-eight years is a long time for a family to wait to find out what happened to their loved one, but there is no statute of limitations on murder,” District Attorney Joyette Holmes said. “My office will move expeditiously to bring Mr. Brown to justice.”

The DA’s office said investigators will work to bring Brown back to Georgia as soon as possible to face the new charges, the DA’s office said.

“Each piece of evidence in every case is important in its own way,” Cobb police chief Tim Cox said. “Though a long time coming, we are thankful evidence collected early in this case has helped justice continue to move forward. We are proud of the continued effort of our detectives along with investigators in the District Attorney’s Office.”


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