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Defendant eligible for death penalty in shooting of Hampton Inn clerk

Published: Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 5:16 PM

Michael McLendon (Courtesy/Greene County Jail)
Michael McLendon (Courtesy/Greene County Jail)

Michael D. McLendon, 25, could face the death penalty on charges handed up Monday afternoon by a Greene County grand jury in the March 7 shooting of a Hampton Inn hotel clerk at the hotel in Fairborn.

McLendon is accused of several felony charges in the death of clerk Andrew Day, 29. Prosecutors have said McLendon has admitted to the shooting.

McLendon additionally is charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault, firearm specifications, repeat violent offender specifications and aggravating circumstances that make the defendant eligible for the death penalty. 

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RELATED: $1M bond sought in Hampton Inn shooting

McLendon remaind jailed on a $1 million bond.

The case has been assigned to Common Pleas Judge Stephen A. Wolaver.

An arraignment will be scheduled by the court, according to county Prosecutor Stephen K. Haller’s office.

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