ABC 22 News Team
- Alexandra Lewis
- Amber Watson
- Christian Hauser
- Elyse Coulter
- Kelly May
- Kristine Frazao
- Natasha Williams
- Nicole Grigg
- Rhonda Moore
- Ann Reynolds
Low: 18 Winds: NE 3-5 mph
Sunday: Sun Early, Clouds, Winds, and Temperatures Increasing. Showers in the Evening.
High: 49 Winds: SSW 10-18 mph
Monday: Cloudy Start, Partly Cloudy Afternoon. Temps Near ...
UPDATE: Shaffer Pleads Guilty to Murder of Lisa Spinks
DAYTON -- The death penalty is now off the table for a Miamisburg man who pleaded guilty Monday in court to murdering Lisa Spinks. Shaffer reached a plea agreement with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty.
Prosecutors said Jamie Shaffer strangled Lisa Spinks on September 24, 2011. They said Shaffer and his friend, Joshua Sellers, then took turns stabbing the 20-year-old Spinks in the neck. They put brush over her body and placed her on railroad tracks in Miamisburg. A train severed Lisa's body in half.
Prosecutors said Spinks was mentally retarded and Shaffer used Lisa for sex. Prosecutors said Lisa fell in love with Shaffer and wanted a relationship. They said Shaffer became annoyed with Lisa's texts and calls, and he and Sellers decided to lure Lisa to a creek bed where they killed her.
With his plea deal, Shaffer will receive a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, and will be required to testify against Sellers in a trial scheduled for August. Shaffer will officially be sentenced after Seller's trial.
Lisa Spinks' family was in the courtroom but declined to comment on camera. One family member, who didn't want to be identified, said "Neither one of them deserves to live for what they did to Lisa."
DAYTON -- Jamie Shaffer has pleaded guilty this morning to the murder of Lisa Spinks, his ex-girlfriend.
Shaffer and his friend, Josh Sellars, are accused in the September 2011 stabbing death of Spinks.
Spinks had been stabbed repeatedly in the neck and then left on railroad tracks. Her body was struck by at least two trains.
Shaffer avoids the possibility of the death penalty with this plea deal.
A panel of judges will decide Shaffers' fate today. As part of the deal, Shaffer has agreed to testify in the trial against Sellars.
We'll bring you the latest on this developing story right here and tonight on ABC 22 News at 6 and FOX 45 News at 6:30.
Death Penalty Trial Begins for Man Charged in Lisa Spinks' Murder
MIAMISBURG -- The death penalty trial for one of two men charged in the stabbing death of Lisa Spinks begins Monday morning.
Jamie Shaffer is charged with aggravated murder in connection to Spinks' murder.
Police say Shaffer and another man stabbed the 20 year old multiple times. Officers say they then laid her body on train tracks, where she was run over by at least two trains.
It happened in September 2011. Prosecutors are calling it the worst murder they've ever investigated.
Miami Valley Crime StoppersIf you have information about a crime that has occurred, call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-7867 (STOP) 800-637-5735, 24 hours a day. Callers can remain anonymous.
Border CrisisGet the latest developments on the border control issue!
Chefs CornerWe often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes. Watch those video segments on this page.
Pay It ForwardElk & Elk, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
Health Care ReformThe Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.
Cool SchoolsOur children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
Town HallJoin in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
No Text ZoneTexting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
Washington TimesPolitics, Breaking News, US and World News.
On Time TrafficGet the latest traffic information and updates here!
School ClosingsGet the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
Save Local TVFind out how you can save local TV right here!
Raw NewsWatch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
Pump PatrolFind the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
Political PulseArmstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
News LinksThese links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
On the MoveGet the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
Good MorningIt's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
Top StoriesGet up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
Your Voice. Your Future.As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
Waste WatchHow are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.
US economic growth rate stays at 2.2 percent in Q4
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter and economists are looking for an even weaker showing in the first quarter as severe winter weather takes a toll on the economy.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
"DOWNTON ABBEY" - SIX AND OUT
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a slow fade to black for "Downton Abbey."
DRUNKEN BANK ROBBER
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- If you're planning to knock over a bank, it's probably best not to knock down a few first.
IN THE NEWS: GETTING IN THE STREAM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Go stream yourself.
Tonight on ABC 22
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... Secrets and Lies
9:00 pm ..... In An Instant
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... The Good Wife
12:30 am ... Ring of Honor Wrestling