This past New Year’s Eve, two Akron brothers, 22-year-old Michael Deon Hendon and 30-year-old Eric Donta Hendon, broke into the Barbertown, Ohio, home of John Kohler to try to rob it of money and drugs. Kohler was at the time trying to enjoy his New Year’s Eve with his girlfriend, Ronda Blankenship, his son, 14-year-old Davis Kohler-Carpenter, and his daughter, 18-year-old Ashley Carpenter. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the only one to make it out alive was his girlfriend Ronda Blankenship:
When they arrived, 18-year-old Ashley Carpenter and 14-year-old David Kohler-Carpenter were spending New Year’s Eve with their father, John Kohler and his girlfriend, Ronda Blankenship.
The brothers are accused of shooting all four. The Summit County Medical Examiner Thursday said Ashley and David, who were pronounced dead at the scene, died of gunshot wounds to the head.
Kohler, 42, was kept alive on life support in Akron City Hospital until 3:45 p.m. Friday, when he was pronounced dead, the medical examiner said.
Blankenship remains in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.
Fast forward to this past week, when according to 19 Action News, the two brothers starting hashing out a plea deal with prosecutors that would spare them the death penalty. They will not find out until next week whether or not their plea deal has been accepted, but still – that the prosecution would even consider it bugs the living hell out of me.
Anyway. Anyway. Earlier today I mentioned how UPenn students had recently held a mock funeral in honor of not only Mike Brown, but all other “black and brown victims” of police racism and blah, blah, blah. I sincerely wonder whether the students have any intention of honoring the three completely innocent victims that Michael Deon Hendon and his brother Eric Donta Hendon wiped off the face of this Earth . . .
Truly, I do!