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Elizabeth Pence describes the night husband and son were killed during testimony

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METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

Elizabeth Pence fought back tears as she testified about what happened on the night if April 22, 2015.

Pence said she was asleep in a bedroom in her Metairie home when she heard a loud noise.

She screamed for her husband and when she didn’t get an answer, she went to the den and found her husband, David, and her 25-year-old son, Nicholas.

She testified she was shaking her husband telling him to wake up but he wouldn’t. Then she saw her son’s foot move.

She called 911 and they told her to start CPR.

She was holding Nicholas when police arrived. She told them that she couldn’t revive him.

Pence testified that she was dumbfounded, in complete shock and had no idea what had happened.

Dexter Allen is now on trial accused of shooting and killing David and Nicholas Pence.

Deputies say Allen went on a crime spree breaking into cars that night when he entered the Pence’s home through an open side door.

Allen is now charged with two counts of second degree murder and 19 counts of simple burglary.

Pence testified her purse, iPad and cell phone were missing from her home the night of the murders. She also noticed her husband’s car appeared as though it had been rummaged through.

Today, the courtroom was filled with friends and family of the victims. At times you could see then with their heads down so they didn’t have to see the graphic crime scene and autopsy photos that were presented to jurors.

The trial for Dexter Allen will continue Friday morning. 

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