Man decides to be his own attorney in death penalty case

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YOUNGSTOWN — After firing his attorneys today and getting Judge Maureen Sweeney to agree to appoint him out of town counsel in his death penalty case, Lance Hundley decided to represent himself.

Hundley’s trial, with orientation for jurors set for Friday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, is still on schedule after two hearings which clearly exsparated the judge.

Hundley, 47, of Washington Street, Warren, or Cleveland Street, Youngstown, is accused of beating Erika Huff, 41, to death, beating her mother and setting her house on fire.

He could face the death penalty if convicted.

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