WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in northeast Ohio in the murder trial of an ex-convict charged with strangling his mother and fatally beating and shooting his father in a rage.
Jury selection could take up to two weeks in the Trumbull County Common Pleas Court trial in Warren for 33-year-old Louis R. Mann in the death of his parents two years ago.
More than 150 prospective jurors were summoned for duty.
If Mann is convicted in the Sept. 30, 2011, murders of 59-year-old Phillip Mann and 53-year-old Frances Mann and the theft of their car, a jury will be asked whether Mann should be executed.
Police say the defendant admitted strangling his mother and hitting his father with a flashlight and shooting him.