GRETNA, LA (WVUE) - Jurors in the Dexter Allen murder trial will hear from more witnesses this morning. testimony comes after the defense chose not to give an opening statement.
Defense attorney Jerome Matthews says he doesn't want to tip his case to prosecutors.
In the meantime, the prosecution will continue to call witnesses this morning.
They're trying to paint Dexter Allen as a cold-blooded killer. He's accused of shooting David and Nicholas Pence to death last year, inside their Metairie home.
Their wife and mother, Elizabeth, who will testify in this case, was asleep at the time. In a 911 call played for the jury yesterday, Elizabeth Pence can be heard screaming that her husband was dead.
She saw Nicholas Pence move and tried to give him CPR but he died as she was on the phone with 911.
Prosecutors say Allen and another woman, Haraquon Degruy, were on a crime spree in the neighborhood after Allen allegedly carjacked a woman in New Orleans earlier in the day and used her vehicle to get to Metairie.
They say Allen entered the pence home with a shotgun and committed the murders.
Prosecutors say about 50 witnesses will be called to testify.
Yesterday, jurors heard from 19 people.
Testimony resumes at 9 a.m.