A man accused of killing his girlfriend and three children made his first court appearance this morning.
27-year-old Travane Jackson walked into court with several sheriff deputies surrounding him. There was no testimony and the hearing was rescheduled for next Friday July 26th at 9 a.m.
Public defender Jose Guzman will be representing Jackson’s case. Right now, he is being held without bond on four counts of murder.
Jerrica Spellman, 29, and her three children; three-year-old son King, one-year-old daughter Kensley, and one-month-old daughter Kristen were found dead Wednesday night at Elizabeth Canty Apartments in South Columbus, Coroner Buddy Bryan has confirmed.
Jackson was Spellman’s live-in boyfriend and Columbus police chief Ricky Boren says his department was aware of ongoing domestic violence between the two.
Police have not yet released any motive for the stabbings.