WARREN -- The jury is about to begin deliberations in the double-homicide case against Louis Mann, accused of murdering his parents two years ago in their home in Warren.
Mann, 33, of Warren, faces the death penalty if convicted.
Mann's defense team has already said their client killed his parents and they are only trying to convince jurors to spare his life. If a jury convicts Mann of the aggravated murder in the death with special aggravated circumstances, the second or penalty phase of the trial, will be held beginning next week.
Defense attorneys said they will present evidence during mitigation that will focus on sexual abuse suffered by Mann.
Testimony in the trial concluded this morning with Trumbull County Coroner Humphrey Germaniuk detailing the injuries to Mann's mother and father. Mann is accused of strangling his mother with a clothesline and shooting his father and beating him to death with a flashlight Sept. 30, 2011.
Philip J. Mann Sr., 59, died from blunt cranial trauma and multiple gunshot wounds to the head. Mann's mother, Frances M. Mann, 53, died of ligature strangulation.