Glass death sentence commuted

The death sentence of convicted killer Travis E. Glass has been commuted to life in prison without parole. The decision avoids a jury trial over punishment that was to have started Monday in Callaway County. The Palmyra man was 21 when authorities said he confessed to strangling 13-year-old Steffini Wilkins of Hannibal on May 25, 2001. On Friday, Callaway County Judge Kevin M. Crane finalized the judgment of life in prison without probation or parole. Full story at