Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., today announced the trial conviction of NATHANIEL GLOVER, a/k/a “Kidd Creole,” 62, for the fatal stabbing of a stranger, 55-year-old John Jolly, in Midtown in 2017. A New York Supreme Court jury found GLOVER guilty of Manslaughter in the First Degree. He is expected to be sentenced on May 4, 2022.
“Nathaniel Glover committed a shocking act of violence,” said District Attorney Bragg. “This conviction makes clear my Office will hold people who commit violent crime accountable to the full extent of the law. I thank the members of the jury for their attention to this case and careful deliberation. I also applaud our prosecutors, whose diligence and tireless effort to ensure justice led to this conviction. We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to deliver the safe streets and communities that New Yorkers deserve.”
As proven at trial, GLOVER was walking past Mr. Jolly on East 43rd Street between Lexington and Third Avenues when the two began to exchange words. GLOVER walked past Mr. Jolly, and eventually turned around. GLOVER, who approached Mr. Jolly, met him chest-to-chest before stabbing him twice in the torso with a steak knife. Minutes later, a group of tourists discovered Mr. Jolly in the street, and he was transported to the hospital where he died of his stab wounds.
Meanwhile, GLOVER left the scene and fled two blocks away to his place of work. There, he changed his clothing and cleaned the knife in an office sink. After approximately 15 minutes, the defendant left, boarded the subway, and disposed of the knife in a sewer near a Bronx subway station. The following day, NYPD officers recovered the knife and arrested the defendant at his home in the Bronx.
Assistant District Attorneys Mark Dahl and Rachel Polisner handled the prosecution of the case, under the supervision of Bureau Chief Robert Ferrari. Trial Preparation Assistant Tyler Henry assisted with the case.
District Attorney Bragg thanked the following members of the NYPD for their assistance with the case: Detective John Hostetter of the 17th Precinct Detective Squad; Police Officer Robert Travis of Emergency Service Squad 4; and Detective Keith Flannery of the Manhattan South Homicide Squad.
- Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class B felony, one count