Ohioan charged with murder in grandmother’s death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man has been indicted on murder and two other charges for an alleged assault on his grandmother, who later died.

The charges filed Wednesday against 41-year-old John Spindler of Columbus include involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault.

Spindler’s arraignment was scheduled for Friday. A message was left Wednesday for his attorney.

The Franklin County prosecutor alleges Spindler beat his 60-year-old mother and then hit 90-year-old Annarea McCray when she tried to intervene to help her daughter during the June 13 attack. McCray died six days later.

Spindler was previously indicted on domestic violence and felonious assault charges for the alleged assault of his mother. He pleaded not guilty to those charges.

The prosecutor’s office says Spindler could face up to life in prison if convicted.

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