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Jury spares life of Warren man

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WARREN, Ohio - A Warren man facing the death penalty after he's found guilty of killing his parents will be spared his life.

33 year-old Louis Mann showed little emotion as he learned his life has been spared.

Rather than face the death penalty, jurors recommend that a judge sentence Mann to two life sentences behind bars, without a chance of parole.

"Suffice to say he will die in prison which is where he needs to die," said Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Chris Becker.

Earlier this month, it took jurors less than an hour to determine Mann was guilty of killing his parents.

Investigators say Mann's father was beaten and shot in the head and his mother was strangled with a clothesline.

Defense attorneys told jurors they believe something sparked Mann's rage, years of bottled up emotion and claims that he was sexually abused as a child allegedly by his father.

Family members told 21 News they question the claims.

"The defense in our opinion spun a web of lies, they didn't contact the family so the jury was not given the truth," said Shelley Tuttle, the victims' niece.

Tuttle says she speaks for herself, as well as other family members, when she says she would have preferred a death sentence.

Defense attorneys did not want to comment following the verdict.

The judge will hand down the official sentencing next month. At that time, prosecutors say they will ask that the two life sentences are served consecutively.

 

 

 

 

 

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