Man pleads not guilty in capital case


By Anna Bolton - abolton@aimmediamidwest.com



Anna Bolton | Greene County News Attorneys William Mooney and John Cornely look over a copy of an indictment with defendant Michael McLendon (center) May 4 in Greene County Common Pleas Court.

Anna Bolton | Greene County News Attorneys William Mooney and John Cornely look over a copy of an indictment with defendant Michael McLendon (center) May 4 in Greene County Common Pleas Court.


XENIA — Michael McLendon, 25, pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder May 4 in Greene County Common Pleas Court.

A grand jury recently indicted McLendon for the alleged March 7 murder of Fairborn Hampton Inn clerk Andrew Day. McLendon also pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery, felonious assault, firearms specifications and repeat violent offender specifications at the arraignment.

McLendon was convicted of aggravated robbery in 2012 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

The recent charges make him eligible for the death penalty.

Attorneys William Mooney and John Cornely represented McLendon at the hearing while Assistant Prosecutor Cheri Stout represented the state.

Judge Stephen Wolaver said the defendant will be held in the Greene County Jail without bond.

He set a final pre-trial for Friday, June 1 and a jury trial for Monday, June 4.

Anna Bolton | Greene County News Attorneys William Mooney and John Cornely look over a copy of an indictment with defendant Michael McLendon (center) May 4 in Greene County Common Pleas Court.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/05/web1_McLendonArraigned.jpgAnna Bolton | Greene County News Attorneys William Mooney and John Cornely look over a copy of an indictment with defendant Michael McLendon (center) May 4 in Greene County Common Pleas Court.

By Anna Bolton

abolton@aimmediamidwest.com

Contact Anna Bolton at 937-502-4498 or follow @annadbolton on Facebook.

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