Glover sentenced to 26 years

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Date: 2010-02-19

By Amanda Stewart

WOODBRIDGE—Alfreedia Leona Gregg-Glover did not react late last week when a Prince William Circuit Court judge sentenced her to serve 26 years in prison for her daughter’s death.

Gregg-Glover, 45, pleaded guilty in July to felony murder, felony child abuse and filing a false police report—a misdemeanor—for the January 2009 death of 13-year-old Alexis “Lexie” Glover, her adopted daughter.

At a brief hearing Feb. 12, Prince William Circuit Court Judge Craig D. Johnson sentenced Gregg-Glover to a total of 51 years in prison, with 25 years suspended.

Police and prosecutors said that Lexie was already dead on Jan. 7, 2009, when Gregg-Glover reported her missing from Central Community Library in the Manassas area.

More than 300 police officers and volunteers fanned out across the area to look for the girl, using helicopters and bloodhounds during a search that cost over $100,000.

Lexie’s body was found in a shallow creek near Asdee Lane in Woodbridge two days after she was reported missing.

The medical examiner said Lexie died of drowning and exposure to cold.

Police said Gregg-Glover first told them Lexie ran away, but later, in a police interview several day after Lexie’s body was found, she said the girl suffered from a sickle cell anemia crisis.

Gregg-Glover said she drove Lexie to the hospital but did not go in. Instead, she drove to Woodbridge, where she left her in a freezing creek.

After Lexie’s death, a Prince William social worker was fired and two more were disciplined. Three police officers were also disciplined.

After the sentencing hearing, those who knew Lexie remembered her as a bright and pleasant girl who loved butterflies and the color purple.

“She was just a nice little girl. A happy girl,“ said Carolyn Stayman, a daycare provider who cared for Lexie at her home daycare several years ago.

Bus drivers who drove Lexie to PACE West, where she went to school, said Lexie was usually happy and talkative, except when she was around her mother.

“She was ready to go to school every day,“ said bus driver Nancy Frederick. “When her mother was around, she would not talk. She was afraid.“


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