‘The Lord’s dealing with him now': 47th District Attorney gives update following death of man charged with murder-for-hire

Billy Glenn Ivy Jr; SOURCE: Randall County jail
Billy Glenn Ivy Jr; SOURCE: Randall County jail
Updated: Sep. 16, 2020 at 1:49 PM CDT
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - We have received reports that Billy Glenn Ivy Jr., a man accused of murder-for-hire, was found dead in his jail cell this morning.

Ivy was in jail facing six murder-for-hire charges.

According to the Potter County Sheriff’s Office, officers found an unresponsive inmate alone in his cell around 1:40 a.m.

AMS personnel pronounced him dead at 2:32 a.m. An autopsy will be performed Thursday morning.

The Texas Rangers were called to investigate the death.

In a news conference, 47th District Attorney Randall Sims spoke about the cases involving Ivy.

He said Ivy’s death means the cases will not move forward. When speaking about Ivy, Sims said he was never going to stop trying to have the victims killed.

He said that Ivy stated, “They won’t ever stop me. They can’t stop me. I’ll never quit.”

When asked about what Sims would say to the victims' families, Sims said he was sorry for the way this turned out, but “The Lord’s dealing with him now.”

Amarillo police arrested Ivy on April 30 for charges related to the shooting death of Charlesetta Telford and her unborn child, which happened in June of 2016.

Ivy also faces charges for the murder of Nicole “Nikki” Moore in December of 2016.

According to Potter County court records, prosecutors say they intended to seek the death penalty in two of the capital murder cases.

The investigation into the death is ongoing.

The Amarillo Police Department will host a news conference on Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. The department says Chief Birkenfeld and the APD Homicide Unit will discuss Nicole Moore’s case an the connection to Billy Glenn Ivy Jr.

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