Georgia Dad Sentenced To Death For Killing Wife, Sons

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Jurors in DeKalb County have sentenced
31-year-old Clayton Jerrod Ellington to death after convicting him
of murder in the hammer-slayings of his wife and twin 2-year-old

Ellington was convicted on Saturday of murdering 31-year-old
Berna Ellington and the couple's sons, Christian and Cameron, at
the family home near Lithonia on May 17, 2006. The same jury
sentenced him to death on Tuesday.

Prosecutors said Ellington had wanted out of the marriage
because of a new girlfriend.

Ellington called police to the home, first claiming he had found
all three bodies. He later changed his story, claiming his wife
killed the boys and he then killed her.

Berna Ellington was a water quality scientist for the Department
of Natural Resources.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2011 at 08:37 PM
    Ever hear of a divorce,he could have got one of those if he didn't want to be married.He was full of the old devil and he wanted to go to prison.Well he's not even going to get to have his new girlfreind. All that killing got him is a prison cell and a death sentence. He should be satisfied.
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