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Man found guilty of murdering landlady found stuffed in well

Charles Greene was found guilty of murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping.

A former handyman has been found guilty in the 2008 murder of a Columbus landlady.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said 54-year-old Charles Green was found guilty in the murder of 81-year-old Alyce Seff.

Seff owned more than a dozen properties around Columbus and Greene had worked for her from time to time as a handyman.

Seff’s body was found July 9, 2008 upside down in a wishing well on S. High Street. Police said the body was there for at least a few days before anyone found it.

“This man robbed the victim, stuffed her body upside down in a decorative wooden wishing well, and left her there to die,” O’Brien said.

After her death, Seff’s cell phone and credit cards ended up in Greene’s possession and her vehicle was found near his residence with his DNA on the steering wheel.

Police believed the motive was based around money as Seff carried around cash.

Greene was indicted in March 2015.

He was found guilty of murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping. Greene will be sentenced February 2.