Warren man facing death penalty tries to fire lawyers

Murder suspect Lance Hundley tried to fire his lawyers Wednesday in court. The request was denied by a Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas judge.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man facing the death penalty in a Youngstown murder case tried to fire his lawyers Wednesday morning.

Lance Hundley is charged in the beating death of Erika Huff last month, as well as the assault of Huff’s mother, who survived the alleged attack. Prosecutors say Hundley tried to cover up his crimes by setting fire to the victim’s Cleveland Avenue home.

Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney refused Hundley’s request to change attorneys. His lawyers may have Hundley evaluated to see if he is competent to stand trial.

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