Jackson slaying suspect's mom charged as accessory

The mother of a Jackson man charged in the death of his girlfriend has been indicted as an accessory after the fact.

Hinds County District Attorney Faye Peterson said a grand jury indicted Robbie Bell three weeks ago, although the papers were not served until a few days ago. Peterson said she could not go into specifics of the case except that Robbie Bell is accused of helping her son, George Bell the third, in the murder of 28-year-old Mary Heather Spencer on September 11th.

Spencer's body was found inside Robbie Bell's northeast Jackson home. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said an autopsy showed Spencer died of blunt-force trauma and had been sexually assaulted.

George Bell the third was arrested later that day after a four-hour standoff with police during which he held a gun to his head. Robbie Bell was in the car with her son when the standoff began.

George Bell the third has been charged with capital murder and has pleaded innocent. He has been held in the county jail without bond since his arrest.