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Cold Case: Glenn Howard Griffin killed Bradley Newell Perry during a robbery in 1984; Sentenced to LWOP

Bradley Newell PerryFrom Glenn Howard Griffin’s appeal: On May 26, 1984, Bradley Newell Perry was working as a night clerk at a Texaco gas station in Box Elder County, Utah. At some point during the night, one or more individuals entered the store and attacked Mr. Perry. Mr. Perry was tied up, stabbed, and beaten. He died as a result of his wounds. Approximately $100 in cash was taken from the register of the convenience store.

Sometime after midnight, two students, Ali Sabbah and Baseem Barish, pulled up to the Texaco station for gas. Though the Texaco was a self-service station, a man came out of the store and offered to help the students pump gas. Mr. Sabbah described the man as being about six feet tall and lean, with black hair and a scruffy beard. He guessed the man was approximately thirty years old. Mr. Barish similarly described the man as around six feet tall with black eyes and black hair.

While the man was pumping gas, Mr. Sabbah noticed that the man had bruises on his hand and there was what looked like dried blood on his clothes and fresh blood on his white shoes.Mr. Sabbah paid the man with five one-dollar bills. At that point, Mr. Barish started walking towards the store to buy cigarettes. The man intercepted Mr. Barish and said he would get the cigarettes for him. Mr. Barish paid for the cigarettes with a five dollar bill, and the man gave him back four of the one-dollar bills as change. Mr. Barish noticed that one of the bills had what appeared to be a fresh bloodstain on it, and he thought that the man seemed nervous. After the students left the gas station, they Perry Short Stopdiscussed the strange interaction with the man. Mr. Barish showed Mr. Sabbah the bloody one-dollar bill and placed the bill on the dashboard. Concerned about the encounter, the students sped down the road in an attempt to get pulled over. When that failed, they found a payphone and called the police.

Detective Alan Beard arrived at the students’ location and escorted them back to the police station in Brigham City. The students relayed what they had seen and gave Detective Beard the pack of cigarettes purchased at the station and the four one-dollar bills they received as change. Mr. Sabbah sketched two drawings of the man at the gas station.

Sheriff Lynn Yates, a patrol officer at the time, responded to the gas station, arriving at approximately 4:30 a.m. He and Officer Danny Earl entered the store through the public entrance and noticed a blood trail leading to a storage room, which was locked. Sheriff Yates went around the back of the building and looked through a window into the storage area, where he saw Mr. Perry’s body lying on the ground. Sheriff Yates and Officer Earl then kicked open the locked storage door. Sheriff Yates determined that Mr. Perry was dead and called for the investigation team.

Find-A-Grave: Bradley Newell Perry
Utah man to face obstruction charge for role in murder case
Man who refused to testify in 1984 Perry murder could be tried for obstruction
Suspect is ID’d in ’84 killing in Perry
Preliminary Hearing Held for Murder Suspect
Jury selected, opening statements made in 26-year-old murder case
Family talks about murder victim’s life
Jury gives Griffin life without parole
State of Utah v Glenn Howard Griffin 2015
State of Utah v Wade Maughan
DNA Technology Brings New Life to a 20-year Old Case
Box Elder cold case murder to be highlighted in TV
Conviction upheld in cold case solved by bloody dollar bill

Movies/Documentaries
On The Case With Paula Zahn: Blood Money
Cold Case Files: The Night Shift

Defendants
Glenn Howard Griffin – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Wade Garrett Maughan – acquitted (found not guilty)

Wade Maughan
Wade Maughan

INMATE INFORMATION

Glenn Griffin

Offender Number: 41971
Offender Name: GLENN HOWARD GRIFFIN
DOB: Sat, 14 Sep 1957
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inches
Weight: 250
Sex: M
Location: CENTRAL UTAH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Housing Facility: CUCF HENRY
Parole Date: N/A
Aliases:
GLENN HOWARD GRIFFIN

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