Triggerman Gets Life Sentence for Murder in Houston Carjacking

Triggerman Gets Life Sentence for Murder in Houston Carjacking
Ronnie Scott

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced on Monday that Ronnie Davontay Scott, 29, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 24-year-old Donnie Glover. The crime, described as a premeditated scheme to steal Glover’s car and valuables, occurred on February 23, 2021.

Glover, a recent college graduate who had moved to Houston from Georgia just a few months prior, was tragically killed around 12:50 a.m. near an apartment complex on Linkwood Drive. Scott pleaded guilty to murder in exchange for a life sentence, avoiding the possibility of life in prison without parole for capital murder.

According to investigators, Glover had been in communication with a 21-year-old woman, who was collaborating with Scott to lure him into a secluded area behind the apartment complex. The plan was to rob Glover of his money and take his orange Dodge Charger.

Shortly before his death, Glover called 911 to report being followed by individuals attempting to steal his vehicle. Tragically, gunshots were heard by the dispatcher, and when police arrived, they discovered Glover’s body at the scene.

Text messages on Glover’s phone, along with witness statements, led detectives to the woman involved in the scheme, whose case is still pending, and ultimately to Scott.

Assistant District Attorneys Maroun Koutani and Megan Long, from the DA’s Homicide Unit, prosecuted the case. Koutani emphasized that this was not a spontaneous carjacking, highlighting the innocence of Glover and the calculated nature of the crime.

The prosecutors also condemned Scott’s lack of remorse, noting that he and his accomplice were seen joy riding in Glover’s car the day after his death, showing no regard for the profound loss suffered by Glover’s family.