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By Ben Kesslen
A bartender who served a Texan man the night he killed eight people in his ex-wife's house was arrested and charged in connection with the incident.
Lindsey Glass served Spencer Hight in September at a local bar in Plano, Texas, where he appeared to be drunk and gunged in September, police and civil servants said in a report by the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission.
After Hight left the bar and stormed into the house of his former wife, who had a spectator party at a Dallas Cowboys game. He killed her and seven others before she died in a police shootout at the scene. An autopsy of Hight showed that his blood alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit.
Last week, Texas police arrested Glass for committing a violation of the state's alcoholic code of conduct, which allows a person to be held responsible for "selling an alcoholic beverage to a habitual drunkard or a drunk or crazy person." She faces a year in prison or a fine of $ 500 or both.
Glass attorney Scott Palmer said the charges are ridiculous. Glass He tried to make sure Hight was alright, and to prevent him from doing dangerous things, Palmer said in a statement to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
To end the dreadful events of the evening, the layman said.
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. Palmer said it was glass that called 911 and she was supposed to be at the party where some of her friends died. He called the prosecution "one last effort of Plano-PD to have someone pay for it".
Investigators say Glass should have known that they should not serve Hight, as they had been trained and certified by the state to identify and avoid sales, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
Local Public House lost its license to sell alcohol in 2018, citing the negligence of the Bar Association, Hights conduct on that night to report police to local news broadcasters.