Youngstown murder now death penalty case

Lance Hudley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Mahoning County grand jury indicted a Youngstown man in what is now a death penalty murder case.

Lance Hundley, 46, of Warren, was charged with aggravated murder, aggravated attempted murder, aggravated felonious assault, and aggravated arson in connection to the Nov. 6 beating death of 41-year-old Erika Huff.

Prosecutors say Hundley beat Huff inside a Cleveland Street house and then set it on fire to cover up the crime.

Huff’s mother was also beaten by Hundley, but survived the attack, according to police.

Police say Hundley went to the house and beat Huff, leaving her unconscious. The victim’s mother came later after her daughter’s medic alert alarm went off and encountered Hundley and was assaulted.

Hundley set fire to the house and tried to leave as police were arriving.

Hundley is being held in the Mahoning County Jail on  $2 million bond.

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