as reported by By Cory Shaffer | Northeast Ohio Media Group
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on January 08, 2014 at 8:29 AM, updated January 08, 2014 at 12:41 PM
BARBERTON, Ohio — Two brothers accused of killing two teenagers and their father on New Year’s Eve are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
Michael Deon Hendon, 22, and Eric Donta Hendon, 30, are each charged with three counts of aggravated murder. Their initial appearance is set for 1 p.m. in Barberton Municipal Court.
Police arrested the men Friday, accusing them of targeting John Kohler and Ronda Blankenship’s 7th Street NE apartment to rob of drugs and money, according to a release. Police have not said what led them to that conclusion.
Kohler, 42, his stepdaughter, Ashley Carpenter, 18, and son David Kohler-Carpenter, 14, were each shot to the head. Ashley and David were pronounced dead at the scene, and Kohler was kept alive on life support until Friday afternoon, the Summut County Medical Examiner said.
Blankenship, 38, was listed in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center Friday. Her condition is no longer being released.
The brothers are being held in Summit County jail on $10 million bond.
Eric Hendon was released from prison in June after completing a 13-year sentence for attempted aggravated murder and sexual battery – crimes he pleaded guilty to when he was a juvenile.
In 2011, Hendon filed his own motion for judicial release from Mansfield Correction Institution, according to court records.
Hendon asked Summit County Court Common Pleas Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer to release him early and place him in a community based correctional facility, in part because he had “realized the errors of his ways” and obtained his G.E.D., a college degree in business administration and completed several programs.
“This defendant has not been slack or lazy in turning his life around,” Hendon wrote. “Regardless of the outcome of this motion, the defendant will continue to maintain this outlook on life and to be a productive person to society as a whole.”
Hendon’s motion was denied because, under Ohio law, only inmates serving 3 to 10-year prison sentences are eligible for the program. The judge also cited Hendon’s “poor prison report.”
As part of Hendon’s sentence, he was ordered to be placed on 5 years of community control after his release.
Read the full story here. If you click on the court papers it says they are in AA. I know a source who said these men were seen in meetings the week of the murders.
Violent Sex Offenders accused of murder of two teens in Ohio…..reporting from the UK
Police arrest suspects off GPS clues for triple murder of two teens and their father in New Year’s Eve home invasion
- Violent sex offender Eric Donta Hendon, 31, and his brother Michael Deon Hendon, 22, are each charged with three counts of aggravated murder
- The elder Hendon is a registered violent sex offender – he was granted a supervised release last June after 13 years in prison
- He was originally locked up in 2000 for shooting a woman in the vagina
- Police tracked him down using his court-mandated GPS ankle bracelet
- Ashley Carpenter, 18, and David Kohler-Carpenter, 14, were pronounced dead at the scene, father John Kohler was taken off life support last week
- Stepmother Ronda Blankenship remains hospitalized
By LOUISE BOYLE and RYAN GORMAN
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2536739/Police-arrest-suspects-GPS-clues-triple-murder-two-teens-father-New-Years-Eve-home-invasion.html#ixzz2rXDOxRsn
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