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Man accused of killing parents says he ‘snapped’

Published: Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 10:14 a.m. CDT

DAVENPORT — An eastern Iowa man accused of fatally shooting his parents says in a jailhouse recording that he did it because he snapped after an argument with them.

Sean M. Freese, 21, made the comment during a jailhouse call to a friend, hours after prosecutors say he shot his parents in their bedroom on Oct. 5, 2016. The call was played Thursday during Freese’s first-degree murder trial in Scott County District Court in Davenport.

Freese faces a mandatory life prison sentence if convicted for the deaths of 58-year-old Kevin Freese and 57-year-old Donna Freese. He has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities say Sean Freese fought with his parents about his school work and missed curfews.