Man Indicted For Murder Following Death Of Grandmother


A Columbus man has been indicted for murder by a Franklin County Grand Jury in connection to his grandmother’s death.

John C. Spindler, 41, has been indicted for one count of murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of felonious assault in connection with the death of his 90-year-old grandmother, Annarea McCray, according to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office.

McCray died as a result of her grandson’s alleged assault on June 13 in her home on Vilardo Lane in Columbus.

Previously, Spindler was indicted for domestic violence and felonious assault on June 19 after he beat his 60-year-old mother, Pam Haskins and the assault on his grandmother after she attempted to come to Haskins’ assistance.

The Franklin County Coroner ruled McCray’s death a homicide six days after the assault.

According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, Splinder faces 15 years to life in prison if convicted, with possible additional time for the assault on his mother.

Spindler is scheduled to be arraigned on June 28 at 1:30 p.m.

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