Juror begin deliberations today on whether Louis Mann gets death penalty


WARREN — The defense lawyer for Louis Mann said the United States "used to be eye-for-an-eye" nation, but he told jurors today "you don't have to choose death. Please don't," he said.

Chris Becker, assistant Trumbull County prosecutor, meanwhile, said all the mitigation evidence defense lawyers presented to try to save Mann's life came from Mann himself, and "he'll say anything, I mean anything, to get out of trouble."

Jurors will begin deliberating Mann's fate — whether to give the 33-year-old Warren man the death penalty — a little latter this morning.

The jurors convicted Mann a week ago for killing his parents. The murders occurred two years ago in their Jefferson Street home.

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