2 MEN CONNECTED TO THE MURDER-FOR-HIRE DEATH OF A COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOLS BUS DRIVER INDICTED TODAY; 3RD MAN INVOLVED IN CRIME PLED GUILTY TO AGGRAVATED MURDER YESTERDAY
Posted on 1/3/2020
Defendant: Abraham McNeal Shears, Tarayle Calloway Glick, and Donte Tarik Slash
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “These men plotted and then waited in the early morning hours for this man to come out of his home to go to work, only to viciously stab him to death.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictments on Abraham McNeal Shears, age 52 and Tarayle Calloway Glick, age 19, in connection to the September 24th, 2019 murder of Columbus City Schools bus driver John Clinedinst, age 54. The pre-planned murder occurred on the front porch of the victim’s home located in the 200 block of Darbyhurst Road in Lincoln Village. The counts in Shears’ and Glick’s indictments include one count of Aggravated Murder and two counts of Murder. Glick has also been indicted for one count of Tampering With Evidence. “There are multiple counts of murder with only one victim because there are different methods to commit the crime of murder and the Prosecutor’s Office typically charges all methods,” O’Brien stated. In addition, the man who personally stabbed the victim, Donte Tarik Slash, age 23, pled guilty yesterday to a Bill of Information for one count of Aggravated Murder. His sentencing is currently scheduled for July 30, 2020. Shears allegedly recruited Slash and Glick to kill the victim and to make it look like a MS-13 gang murder. Arraignments for Shears and Glick are scheduled for next Wednesday, January 8th at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.