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WARREN, Ohio - A Warren man accused of killing his parents in 2011 has been in jail for 18 months while his case moves through the legal process.

On Monday, defense lawyers for Louis Mann presented evidence in support of their motion to suppress evidence at his trial including his videotaped confession.

With six sheriffs deputies in court for extra security, Louis Mann arrived in handcuffs and leg shackles.

The 32-year-old is charged with killing his parents, Frances and Philip Mann at their Jefferson Street home on September 30th 2011.

He was taken into custody the next day at a motel in Howland where police had spotted the parents missing car.

In court, the lead detective on the case testified that Mann was taken to the Warren police station and during a videotaped interview he described how that during an argument he used a clothesline to strangle his mother and then attacked his father when the father confronted him with a rifle.

"Dad came out with a .22, swung it towards him, he was able to get it off him, picked up a flashlight and took out 31 years of frustration and anger on the dads head and face and then shot his father," Detective Mike Currington testified.

The defense questioned the detective about Mann's condition at the time of the interview since drugs had been found in his motel room. Currinton said Mann showed no signs of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.

Assistant Prosecutor Chris Becker asked Currington if prior to the interview Mann was read his Miranda rights to have an attorney present.

"Was the statement that he gave on October 1st freely and voluntarily made?" Becker asked. Currington responded, "Yes sir".

The detective also stated that based on information from his superiors; there was probable cause to enter Mann's motel room without a warrant.

Judge Wyatt McKay will issue his decision on the suppression motion later.

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