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Father of Murdered Barberton Teens Dies

Father of Murdered Barberton Teens Dies

(Akron) - The Summit County Coroner reports the father of two teenagers killed on New Years has now died from his injuries.  John Kohler, father of David Kohler-Carpenter, was pronounced dead at Akron City Hospital this afternoon.  An autopsy is  to be performed on Monday.

Police now say they have arrested two men in the killings.  22-year-old Michael Hendon and his 30-year-old brother, Eric Hendon, both of Akron, are each facing three counts of aggravated murder.  They're being held in the Summit County jail.

Four people were shot during an apparent robbery of the home on 7th Street NE on New Years Eve.  18-year-old Ashley Carpenter and her brother, 14-year-old David Kohler Carpenter were both pronounced dead at the scene.  38-year-old Ronda Blankenship, the father's girlfriend was wounded and remains in the hospital.

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