McCombs says Brown not part of murder

Fort Bend girl’s killer tells court he acted alone:

The convicted killer of 16-year-old Ashton Glover testified in court that his cohort had nothing to do with her murder. You should remember Matt McCombs. He’s the teen that confessed to shooting Ashton in the head because of ‘morbid curiosity. Now he’s saying that his partner, Sean Huston Brown, had no part in the actual murder.

He testified that codefendant Sean Brown had no idea he was going to kill anyone.

Prosecutor Sherry Robinson asked McCombs if he and Brown had ever talked about killing anyone.

McCombs, 19, answered,”No, ma’am.” This was the first time he had publicly commented about the night he fatally shot Glover, a classmate at Clements High School.

“(Brown) was about 150 to 200 feet in front of me. I pulled the pistol from my waistband and fired at Ashton Glover, who was about 25 feet from me,” McCombs said.

“It had nothing to do with Ashton. In fact, Ashton has always been nice to me and I do not have anything against her. It just happened to be her that was there when I decided to see what it would be like to kill someone,” McCombs said in his statement.

That still doesn’t change the fact that Brown allegedly helped McCombs hide her body after McCombs and Brown went out to eat after McCombs killed Ashton. It also doesn’t change the fact that he fled from police trying to escape to Canada along with McCombs.

He may not have had a hand in her murder but it sounds like Brown is guilty of being an accessory after the fact. At any time he could have gone to the police to turn McCombs in. Instead, he acted like a coward and helped try to cover up his friend’s act of murder.

6 thoughts on “McCombs says Brown not part of murder”

  1. There are an incredibly complicated mix of factors and effects, but if I were forced to name the number one danger to society coming out of today’s young generation, it would be desensitization. And I don’t just mean an apparently normal young thug wannabe who’s curious to see if killing someone for real holds any genuine thrill, I mean all of our kids. The stuff they see, are exposed to and talk about should upset and repel them. Violence, sexual practices, all sorts of things they have so much exposure to that they cannot help but numb themselves a bit. All the things that naturally cause a healthy revulsion in us no linger do for them. Without that organic, gut-level thrill of horror, it’s harder to act to change things, to demand things improve. And as we see here, that “nothing’s quite real,” deadened senses and lack of connection to people and the world permits kids to indulge idle fantasy as though it were reality.

    BW, if you don’t mind, how old are you?


  2. Well, I must say I’m not quite sure how to respond to that. I just couldn’t help the disgust I feel when I read those two kids’ names.
    But, I’ll write a little something anyway. Personally, I never have and probably never will buy into the desensitization towards violence theory, or believe that video games or music influences kids in a bad way. That’s because I grew up being completely exposed to horror movies, to the point where I had seen every major one before I was a teenager. I’m 32 now. I saw all kinds of violence and horror as a child, but if you showed me a picture of a real corpse at any point in my life I’d have a hard time not vomiting. Is that unique to me? I’ll never know. I also started listening to Howard Stern in 1990 at age 15, and have played violent video games my whole life. I’ve been to every metal concert you could imagine.
    I find it funny that I once saw a show where people who were having anger problems were given suggestion by “specialists” to get their anger out in other ways, like punching a heavy bag. To me, the darker things in life have always just been outlets to get some of that stuff out, rather than turning that dark side towards living people.
    Pump violent images into kids’ heads 24/7? Maybe you’ll have a problem. But (at the risk of sounding like a broken record) that’s a parental issue.


  3. Kids can pretty well separate most fantasy from reality, provided it’s meant to be fantastic. It’s more things like 12 year olds watching South Park and being exposed to Marquis de Sade concepts. They are not equipped to deal with some ideas. Just like a 8 year old doesn’t need to know about rape. Those poison darts help shape their world view. Then a lot depends on how they process it and who they process it with. Friends who idealize and fantasize acting out violence? Trouble.


  4. So, does that mean if Sean and Matt were the only ones out at the construction site Matt would have killed Sean???? Sean is just as guilty. They went and had breakfast and then went back and buried her. Sean also let Matt know that the cops were at his house, met him and drove off towards Canada. If that doesn’t show guilt, what does?


  5. “It had nothing to do with Ashton. In fact, Ashton has always been nice to me and I do not have anything against her. It just happened to be her that was there when I decided to see what it would be like to kill someone,&rdquo

    That makes me sick to my stomach, just to know that someone could take the life of someone as sweet as Ashton. I mean i had never like Matt very much, i went to High School with him and Sean, and I didn’t really know either of them very well, but I didn’t like Matt. 5 or 6 Months previous to him killing Ashton he crashed his car on Planters with 3 other people in the car, I happened to be one of those people. He hit a tree because he was speeding on a wet road even though we had all told him to stop. Luckily we were in a big older car other wise it would have been much worse. We came out a little banged up, me the worst with a broken toe and a slash where the seatbelt had sliced into my ribs. But when the cops came they didn’t truly care. Matt had no form of ID on him, no registration on him, and i found out later that he had an open container of tequila in the trunk, as well as knives over the legal size, and from what i understand a gun as well. And the cops did nothing. No slap on the wrist.
    That should have been a big warning sign right there. Putting others records at stake and more importantly their lives. I am disappointed that he only got 50 years. He took away a school-mate, a friend, and an all-around good person, just to see what it felt like.
    And I feel as if Sean should be punished more severely too. He may not have pulled the trigger, but he didn’t try to stop Matt, he didn’t call the police, or tell someone. He did as Matt said, helped bury the body and fled to Canada. He could have easily done the right thing, and he put himself in the position he is in now.
    We should feel no sympathy for him or Matt, they are getting what they deserve, and there are many of us that feel as if they deserve more.


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