Created on Friday, 18 October 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man accused of strangling his mother and fatally beating and shooting his father in a rage has been convicted in a potential death penalty case.
The Warren Tribune Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1atuvk6 ) reports 33-year-old Louis Mann of Warren showed little reaction as the verdicts were read in court Thursday.
His attorneys presented no witnesses to challenge the allegations or Mann's confession. Instead, they're focusing on the sentencing phase of the trial next week. They have claimed Mann was sexually abused as a child, and they plan to offer testimony from psychologists in an effort to persuade the jury that Mann shouldn't be executed.
Police say Mann admitted strangling his mother with a clothesline during an argument, then hitting his father in the head with a flashlight and shooting him.