Woman arrested as suspect in Sunoco owner death

Posted at 2:06 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 14:06:54-05

A woman suspected of assisting a man with the robbery of a Sunoco gas station, which resulted in the fatal shooting of the owner of the business, has been arrested by police. 

Parma police reported the woman was arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation into the Nov. 28 robbery and fatal shooting of Sunoco gas station owner Robert Sposit

Christine L. Saunders, 38, of Parma, was arrested for her role in assisting 21-year-old Logan Sinclair with the robbery, according to police. 

Sinclair was indicted by a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury for the fatal shooting of Sposit. He was arrested and appeared in court on Dec. 2. He was given a $3 million bond. 

Police said Saunders is charged with one count of obstructing justice, a third-degree felony. 

According to a police report, shortly after the robbery Saunders was contacted by Sinclair who said he was at her home. When Saunders got there, she saw Sinclair was bleeding from two gunshot wounds. Instead of calling 9-1-1, police said Saunders left the home and went to a nearby store to purchase a set of pliers to help Sinclair remove the bullets from his body. 

When she returned to her home, Parma police already had the area surrounded and believed Sinclair was inside the home. Police said Saunders lied to police at the scene, telling them she had not seen Sinclair that day and did not know where he was. 

Saunders was scheduled to appear in Parma Municipal Court on Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. Her $10,000 bond was continued. The case will go to the grand jury.