Sean Freese murder trial: Jury rests case, Freese exercises his Fifth Amendment right

Jury will deliberate Monday

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Jury deliberations are expected to begin Monday in the trial of a 21-year-old man accused of killing his parents in Davenport.

Defense attorneys representing Sean Freese rested their case today.

Earlier in the day, prosecutors played surveillance video from the street where the Freese family lives. 

It showed a car leaving their home a few times.

A Davenport detective testified a person was seen getting out of the car, opening the hatchback and getting a large object. 

The defense argues the video didn't show the license plate or who was in the car. 

Freese did not take the stand in his own defense when asked.

"What is your decision in regards to testifying? Do you wish to take the stand, or do you wish to exercise your Fifth Amendment right and remain silent?" asks Defense Attorney Joel Walker. 
"I wish to remain silent," replies Sean Freese. 

Closing arguments are set for Monday before the case goes to the jury.
 


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