Spielman arraigned in Boyle court

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Danville man accused of murdering his six-month-old daughter on Nov. 20 was arraigned in Boyle Circuit Court Tuesday.

According to the Kentucky State Police, Jeffrey Spielman, 45, was originally arrested and charged with menacing; resisting arrest; fourth-degree assault, domestic violence; and second-degree wanton endangerment, after his infant daughter was admitted to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Spielman’s daughter was transferred to Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington, but on Nov. 22, the baby died from her injuries. The same day, an autopsy was performed by the State Medical Examiner’s office. The preliminary diagnosis indicated that the child died from multiple internal injuries.

Spielman was indicted for murder by a Boyle County grand jury in December.

Spielman is being held in the Boyle County Detention Center and has not been given a bond on the murder charge; Judge Darren Peckler said no bond would be set on Tuesday.

Spielman will return to court at 9 a.m. on Feb. 7.

Also in court Tuesday:

• Patrick Gaddis, facing nine counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor (illegal sex act, under 16). Gaddis will return to court for a pre-trial hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7.

• Justin and Austin Johnson, brothers who are facing five counts each of first-degree robbery, were in court for a pre-trial conference. They will return 9 a.m. on Feb. 7.

• Shannon Miller, facing 21 counts of possessing or viewing matter portraying sexual performances of a minor, was in court. Miller will return at 9 a.m. on Feb. 7.

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