WARREN - A Trumbull County grand jury this morning indicted a man in the beating death of his sister just over a week after police found her in the basement of the Howland home the two shared.
Bradley Milligan, 48, if facing two counts of aggravated murder and one count of aggravated robbery in the death of Laura Michael, 51.
The second murder charge was included in the indictment because the murder was committed during a robbery.
Police were called to Michael's home on Dec. 18 after her daughter, who lives in Columbus, hadn't heard from her mother in several days.
Milligan was at the house when police arrived and allowed officers inside to search the home. Police found Michael's bludgeoned body in a corner in the basement of the home on Howland Springs Road. Police said Milligan lived there "off and on" with his sister the past few years.