COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Danny Lee Johnson is accused of killing his girlfriend at a homeless camp in south Columbus along the Scioto River.
Johnson, 34, was indicted Friday by a Franklin County Grand Jury for two counts of murder, one count of tampering with evidence, and one count of domestic violence.
According to a coroner’s report, Howatt was strangled to death.
Johnson was arrested later in the day in Reynoldsburg.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says that if Johnson is convicted he faces 18-years to life in prison.
Johnson is scheduled to be arraigned May 2.
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