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Attorney asks jury to spare Barberton triple murderer from execution because of childhood abuse

AKRON, Ohio — An attorney for a man who killed a father and his two children during a robbery said a jury should spare his client the death penalty because of the severe abuse and neglect he suffered as a child.

Eric Hendon, 31, suffered enough abuse to put him in the worst 1-percent of children, defense attorney Brian Pierce said Tuesday during opening statements in the mitigation phase of Hendon’s trial.

“That this house was filled with chaos and violence is understatement,” Pierce said.

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