HUNDLEY CASE | Sweeney sentences convicted man to death

YOUNGSTOWN — Judge Maureen Sweeney has accepted the jury's recommendation and has sentenced Lance Hundley to death

Jurors last week in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court recommended to Judge Sweeney that Hundley receive the death penalty for the death of Huff.

Hundley, 48, of Warren, was convicted May 21 by the same jury of aggravated murder, attempted murder for the beating of Huff’s mother, Denise Johnson and aggravated arson for trying to set the home and Huff’s body on fire.

The sentencing hearing is continuing with victims now giving statements.

The first statement was by a woman reading the eulogy she gave at Huff's funeral

Huff's sister-in-law read a letter to the judge from Huff's 8-year-old daughter.

In the letter the daughter said she is "angry" at Hundley.

"I wish I knew why you murdered my mom," she wrote.

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