Bronx Man Convicted in 2015 Slaying of Homeless Shelter Director

A Bronx man has been convicted of killing a director of a homeless shelter where he once resided.

A jury on Thursday found 41-year-old West Spruill guilty of murder in the April 2015 shooting of Ana Charle.

Prosecutors say Spruill accosted the 35-year-old mother of two at gunpoint as she got into her car. He then forced her to drive to a nearby secluded area where he sexually abused her.

At some point the woman managed to flee the vehicle naked. Spruill, who was also naked, chased her down and shot her multiple times.

He faces up to life in prison without parole when he is sentenced on June 9.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us