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4th person charged in connection to murder of Columbus City Schools bus driver

A fourth person has been arrested in connection to the murder of a Columbus City Schools bus driver, according to Franklin County Municipal Court records.
Photo of David Eisel provided by the Franklin County Jail.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A fourth person has been arrested in connection to the murder of a Columbus City Schools bus driver, according to Franklin County Municipal Court records.

David Eisel is charged with conspiracy, which is a first-degree felony.

He is accused of planning and helping to plan the murder of John Clinedinst, according to court records.

Clinedinst, 54, was found dead on the porch of his Darbyhurst Road home in September.

Neighbors said they first thought there were new Halloween decorations on the stoop of the house, which is across the street from Carl Frye Park.

Authorities initially arrested 19-year-old Tarayle Glick, 23-year-old Donte Slash and 52-year-old Abraham Shears.

Tarayle Glick, Abraham Shears and Donte Slash (Franklin County Jail)

According to court records, Shears offered Slash and Glick money in exchange for killing Clinedinst.

Deputies said Slash and Glick waited outside the home for Clinedinst to leave for work. When he came outside, Glick blinded him with a flashlight while Slash stabbed him several times.

Earlier this month, the grand jury returned indictments on Shears and Glick. The counts include one count of aggravated murder and two counts of murder.

“There are multiple counts of murder with only one victim because there are different methods to commit the crime of murder and the Prosecutor’s Office typically charges all methods,” O’Brien said.

Glick has also been indicted for one count of tampering with evidence.

Slash, the man who stabbed Clinedinst, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated murder. His sentencing is scheduled for July 30.

Eisel was arraigned on Wednesday.