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Thu. 5:33pm: Mann guilty in killing of parents

October 17, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

WARREN Louis Mann was found guilty of all charges this afternoon in the murders of his parents two years ago.

Mann, 33, of Warren, faces the death penalty. His defense team will begin Thursday during the mitigation phase of the trial to convince jurors to spare his life. Defense attorneys said they will present evidence that will focus on sexual abuse suffered by Mann.

Besides the death penalty, the jury also could recommend life without any chance of parole or life with chance of parole after 25 or 30 years.

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.

One witness told jurors that Mann told her that he snapped after his parents threatened to seek custody of his 9-year-old daughter since he and his wife Tonya had been in and out of rehab for drug addiction.

Read the full story in the Friday Tribune Chronicle.



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