Testimony in Dexter Allen murder trial continues today

Testimony resumes in Metairie double-murder trial

GRETNA, LA (WVUE) - More testimony is expected today on Day 3 of the Dexter Allen murder trial.

Jurors have so far, heard from the widow and mother of the victims and looked at graphic crime scene photos of the night David and Nicholas Pence were killed.

The prosecution plans to call additional witnesses this morning after Elizabeth Pence took the stand yesterday afternoon, fighting back tears as she described finding her husband and son shot to death.

David and Nicholas Pence were killed in the living room of their Metairie home in April of 2015. Dexter Allen is on trial facing two counts of second-degree murder.

Deputies say he entered the home with a shotgun through an unlocked side door and shot David Pence while he slept in a recliner and then shot Nicholas Pence three times.

Elizabeth Pence testified she discovered the bodies after hearing the gunshots and was in such a state of shock she appeared totally calm to deputies.

She was questioned by investigators for seven hours but was later cleared.

A crime lab technician testified yesterday about the shotgun shell casings he found in the home from the shotgun prosecutors say Dexter Allen used to commit the murders.

Investigators say Allen and another woman were on a crime spree in the neighborhood just before the shooting and prosecutors called a number of neighbors to the stand yesterday who testified about finding their cars broken into the morning after the murders.

Testimony is moving very quickly and the prosecution could rest its case as early as this afternoon.

No word at this point how many witnesses the defense plans to call.

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