James Glass, 37, suffered shrapnel wounds when Framness allegedly lured him into a guard shack on May 14 and detonated the explosive device, according to the indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix Thursday.
Authorities allege the two hoped the plot would be seen as terrorism in the aftermath of the Iraq war.
An opening for the murder came in January 2003 when the two Marines were dispatched to Camp Snake Pit at Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the indictment states.
The plan was to kill him “in a way that would appear to be through the course of his official duties or through the actions of a terrorist,” the indictment states.
Wendy Glass reportedly told Framness that “she didn’t want to know how he would do it, but that she didn’t want ‘Houston’ to suffer.”
On May 14, authorities say, Wendy Glass first called Framness and awakened him. Then she called her husband to do the same. Framness then went with James Glass to a guard station where they sat for awhile before he left and asked Glass to remain.
Once outside, Framness tossed a live grenade into the shack.
James Glass was hospitalized and had to have several surgeries to remove shrapnel to his neck, legs and back. He has since recovered from his wounds.
It’ll be a dull trial, but an interesting TV movie. There’s also a morality tale in there, but if you can’t find it yourself you’re not going to get it.