In newly released court documents, authorities in Florida allege Aaron Glee, Jr., confessed several times to kidnapping and murdering activist Oluwatoyin Salau and longtime volunteer Victoria Sims.The two women had recently formed a friendship during the recent demonstrations over police brutality and systemic racism.
Glee,who’s been charged with two counts of murder and kidnapping and one count of sexual account, confessed to police both in Tallahassee,where the crimes occurred on separate days, and Orlando,where he was apprehended.
Police say Glee claimed to have first met Salau on June 6, hours after she said she was sexually assaulted by a different man. The two met at a bus stop in Tallahassee, and she confided in him about the sexual assault, which she described in a series of Twitter posts. After telling Glee she had no place to stay,he allegedly offered to take her to his place where she could clean up and lay her head.
Glee called Sims, who he knew from volunteer work and who, he said, would occasionally give him rides and bring him meals. Sims picked them both up in her white Toyota sedan, and drove them to Glee’s home, where she dropped them off.
Soon after they arrived at his house, Salau took a shower and soon afterwards,Glee tried to have sex with her, but she refused and fought him off. As per the report: “He stated that she physically resisted him, and that she bit him upon his right forearm during the struggle,”
Being stronger,Glee overpowered her and raped her before tying her up.He then kept her imprisoned in his home for three to five days,and untied her only for meals and a shower. Police say he admitted to “sexually assaulting her numerous times during those three to five days.”
Due to his criminal record, Glee realized he’d likely end up in prison if he let Salau go free, and so the only way he would get away with what he had done was if he ended her life. He bound her with rope, in a manner he believed would obstruct her ability to breathe, and left her in a bedroom.
According to the report, “Glee explained how over the course of several hours he would re-enter the bedroom multiple times to see if [Salau] was still alive, Ultimately, he entered into the bedroom and determined [she] was deceased.”
After Salau died, he kidnapped Sims,who vanished on June 11, binding her with rope as well. Investigators believe Glee ransacked her apartment before kidnapping her and fleeing in her car,which was found outside Glee’s home stuck in the mud.
On June 13, Tallahassee police traced Sims’ cellphone to Glee’s home, where they found her beneath a bloody sheet in a bedroom. Salau’s body was found in the woods behind his home, covered with leaves.
Glee, who remains in custody without bond, has yet to enter pleas to the charges, and his attorney could not be reached for comment.