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Columbus Grandmother's Death Ruled a Homicide
COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- The death of a 90-year-old woman who was allegedly assaulted by her grandson was ruled a homicide on Friday.
Franklin County Coroner Dr. Jan Gorniak ruled that Annarea McCray died from complications of a pelvic fracture involving pneumonia.
McCray died Wednesday night after being injured on June 13, when she attempted to intervene her grandson's alleged assault on her daughter.
John Spindler knocked McCray to the ground when she tried to pull him off his mother, who also suffered serious injuries during the attack, according to police.
McCray received treatment for her injuries at a hospital following the assault, but developed pneumonia after she was transferred to a Columbus nursing home, where she later died.
Spindler, 41, faces charges of felonious assault and domestic violence, though those could be upgraded as a result of McCray's death.
Spindler was unable to appear at a court hearing on Friday morning due to injuries he sustained during an attack in jail after his grandmother's death was announced by Columbus media outlets. He is currently receiving treatment at Grant Medical Center.
Authorities do not expect to file charges in connection with the attack at the jail, due to Spindler's refusal to cooperate with a police investigation.