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Jurors deciding whether son killed parents

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LA CROSSE (AP) -

Jurors in La Crosse County resume deliberations Wednesday in the case of a man accused of killing his parents.

Prosecutors tried to prove, through a circumstantial case, that Eric Koula fatally shot his parents for money. The defense argued Dennis and Merna Koula were victims of a professional killer. Defense attorney Jim Korby says there's no forensic evidence linking Koula to the crime -- no fingerprints, no DNA, no murder weapon.

District Attorney Tim Gruenke accuses Koula of planting evidence to mislead investigators.

The 68-year-old father and 65-year-old mother died instantly of gunshot wounds to the head May 21.

The La Crosse Tribune reports the jury failed to reach a verdict Tuesday after deliberating about 11 hours. They met five hours Monday.

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Information from: La Crosse Tribune, http://www.lacrossetribune.com

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