A man who changed his plea from not guilty to guilty Monday could face death row.
Caron Montgomery admitted to slaying his live-in girlfriend Tia Hendricks, her 10-year-old daughter Tahlia and the couple’s 2-year-old son in 2010, 10TV’s Ashleigh Barry reported.
Anita Hayes, Hendricks’ aunt, said that the images of the scene prosecutors presented Monday were horrific.
“To see those pictures, it was an absolute bloodbath in there,” Hayes said. “I can’t see why he didn’t finish off what he started up there with himself.”
Montgomery did not issue any kind of apology in court, Barry reported.
“He needs to pay for what he did,” Hendricks’ cousin, Josh Younder, said. “He needs to pay for what he put them through. I mean, equal would not bother us at all.”
Family members said that they took comfort in Montgomery’s guilty plea.
“This is his fight, not ours, so we told them whatever happens, we’ll go along with it,” Hayes said. “If they decide not to give him the death penalty, we’re fine.”
A three-judge panel is expected to hear additional testimony and from a psychologist, Barry reported.
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