This morning the man charged with helping Philadelphia cop-killer John "Jordan" Lewis flee to Miami is to be sentenced in Common Pleas Court.
Hakim Glover, Lewis' first cousin, in January 2008 pleaded guilty to hindering apprehension and obstructing justice for driving Lewis to the Wilmington, Del., bus station and buying him a $231 round-trip Greyhound ticket to Miami days after Lewis shot Officer Chuck Cassidy to death.
Last month Lewis, 23, was sentenced to death for the slaying, which occurred during a holdup of a West Oak Lane Dunkin' Donuts on Oct. 31, 2007.
During the trial, Glover, 26, said he helped Lewis flee because he was afraid that if his cousin stayed in Philadelphia he would die in a shoot-out with police.
"I love that young man. No matter how you want to make him seem, I love him," Glover said of Lewis, while on the witness stand.
Glover was arrested Nov. 5, 2007. Lewis was apprehended a day later at a Miami homeless shelter after an employee there saw his picture on television and called police. Judge Benjamin Lerner is expected to sentence Glover.