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Bartender Who Served Mass Shooter Is Charged

Lindsey Glass arrested for serving Spencer Hight, who left the bar and killed 8
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2019 11:00 AM CDT
Flowers are left at a makeshift memorial for the victims in a shooting in Plano, Texas, on Sept. 12, 2017.   (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
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(Newser) – In 2017, a drunk Spencer Hight drove to his estranged wife's home and fatally shot her and seven others at a party. Police then killed the 32-year-old Hight. Nearly two years later, authorities in Plano, Texas, have filed new charges in the mass killing—against the bartender who served Hight before his rampage, reports KXAS. The details:

  • The accused: Bartender Lindsey Glass, 27, is accused of violating the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, a misdemeanor that could result in up to a year in jail, a fine of $500, or both. The code states: "A person commits an offense if the person with criminal negligence sells an alcoholic beverage to an habitual drunkard or an intoxicated or insane person."
  • The texts: Authorities say Glass should have stopped serving Hight before he left the Local Public House because he was showing signs of intoxication. They cite texts she sent to another bartender, including that Hight "had 2 gins and he only had 2 beers and a shot when he came back [sic] I think he was at another bar while he was gone." And: "Spencer has a big knife on the bar and is spinning it and just asked for his tab and said I have to go do some dirty work ... Psychoooooooo."

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