Glee Confesses To Sims, Salau Murders; Memorial, Funeral Services Set For Both Women
The man accused of murdering 74-year-old Victoria Sims and 19-year-old Oluwatoyin "Toyin" Salau, is facing charges of kidnapping, murder and sexual assault. New court filings show 49-year-old Aaron Glee Jr. has confessed to both murders.
According to court documents, on June 6th, Glee was at a bus stop on Apalachee Parkway when he first noticed Salau. He claims the two of them spoke for about an hour and she told him she had recently been sexually assaulted and was homeless. Glee claims to have offered Salau a place to bathe and sleep, and he called Sims to come pick up the two. According to the documents, video footage confirms these details.
Glee confessed to sexually assaulting Salau multiple times and holding her captive in his home between June 6 and June 11. He bound her hands and feet and tied another constraint around her neck and attached them.
“Glee indicated he was aware that the pressure exerted by binding… would cause her to die of asphyxia,” investigators say in their probable cause affidavit.
Sims would later be found bound in the same way.
Salau was reported missing June 6, the same day a post to her social media account detailed an assault from another man. She wrote that a man driving a white truck had offered her a place to shower and sleep before assaulting her. Police have said that the case is unrelated to her murder. Sims was reported missing on the 13th, and the notice from the Tallahassee Police Department listed concern for her safety. A friend had come to Sims’ apartment after not hearing from her in two days. That person found the door open and inside, the apartment appeared to have been ransacked. Sims’ white Toyota Camry was also missing as was her phone.
According to arrest warrants issued for Glee, “when asked for anyone with whom Sims may have recently contacted, a family friend reported Sims has occasionally given rides to a man named Aaron, who resides on Monday Road.”
Police tracked the phone to a house on Monday Road that was being rented by Glee. There, officers discovered Sims’ car stuck in the mud, her body bound and shot in a bathtub, and, in the woods behind the house, Salau as well. Glee had purchased a bus ticket to Orlando and was en route. Police arrested him when he arrived. Glee then complained of trouble breathing and was taken to a local hospital before being booked, and sent back to Tallahassee.
Glee first confessed to hospital workers that he had murdered two women. Records show he also confessed to his mother in a phone call.
He was slated to appear in court Friday but the hearing was delayed because his lawyer was absent. The hearing was rescheduled for Saturday and Glee is being held without bond.
Recently, a woman claiming to be Glee's social worker recounted how he had been denied services to help him pay rent and utilities.
“This sent that man into a spiral,” Sylvia Hubbard said Friday during a town hall meeting on police reform hosted by City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow and County Commissioner Bill Proctor.
Hubbard claims Glee’s mental state declined after being denied bus passes from an agency.
“And I said don’t go back over there, I’ll bring you the bus passes. I’m going to pay your rent. Don’t worry about it. But it was too late,” she said.
Hubbard gave a similar statement to the Tallahassee Democrat.
This marks Glee’s third arrest in recent weeks. On May 29th he was involved in an altercation with a man at a bus stop. Glee is accused of punching that man in the face. He was arrested again on May 28th for kicking and punching a woman at a bus stop after she refused to have sex with him.
According to records from the Florida Department of Corrections, in 1992 Glee was sentenced to four years and six months in prison for robbery. He was sent to prison again in 2008 for a year and six months for credit card fraud and robbery. And, in 2016 he was sentenced for forgery, grand theft and throwing/shooting a dangerous object. He was released from prison in 2017.
The double murders have left Tallahassee reeling and friends and family members of Sims and Salau grieving.
“She didn’t have to die like that,” Chynna Carney, a friend of Salau’s, said at a recent memorial. “she was a very sad girl [but] she had a beautiful soul. She loved and had passion in everything that she did."
Salau had attended Tallahassee protests in May and spoke out against police brutality.
Sims was a retired state worker and volunteer with the AARP.
“Vicki worked tirelessly to improve the lives of others—as a dedicated advocate for older Americans; a committed volunteer for AARP, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend and other community causes; a devoted mother and grandmother; and a passionate, fully engaged citizen, helping our nation to achieve its highest ideals. Her life is an example of the great principle laid out by AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus — ‘to serve, not to be served.’” The AARP said in a statement to TV station WCTV.
Memorial services for both women have been set. The funeral for Salau will be held on June 27th at 3 p.m. at the Old West Florida Enrichment Center at 2344 Lake Bradford Rd. A visitation is scheduled for the 26th at 4 p.m. at Tillman Funeral Home at 4000 Crawfordville, Rd. A commemoration of life service for Sims is set for the 26th at 2 p.m. at Bradley’s Pond.