LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio - On Thursday authorities arrested a Amherst Twp. man in connection with murder that occurred more than 35-years ago.
Lorain Co. Sheriff Phil Stammitti released a statement to Fox 8 News on Friday regarding the arrest of Bobbie New, 69, of Telegraph Road in Amherst Twp.
New was indicted by a Lorain County grand jury in the death of Ms. Dorothy Spencer in 1976. According to Sheriff Stammitti, Spencer was shot at her home along Gifford Road in Camden Township on March 14th. She died three days later.
Sheriff Stammitti says that New was a suspect in the murder at the time of Spencer's death but he was never charged.
According to Stammitti's release, in August of 2010 authorities received new information that had detectives reopening Spencer's murder investigation.
New is currently being held at the Lorain County jail on a charge of murder.
Bobbie New, 69, of Telegraph Road in Amherst Twp., has been charged by a Lorain County grand jury with murder in the death of Ms. Dorothy Spencer in 1976. According to Sheriff Phil Stammitti, Spencer was shot at her home along Gifford Road in Camden Township on March 14, 1976. She died three days later. (July 1, 2011)