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Isaiah Sweet Murder Trial: Day 2
DUBUQUE, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- On day two of the Isaiah Sweet trial, Janet Sweet's daughter, Angie Camlin, spoke about the scene her own daughter found that May morning.
"She wouldn't let anybody close and she said stay back, stay back...grandma and grandpa are dead!" Camlin said. "The only thing is I wanted to see my family - my mother and my step dad."
It's that picture of a ruined mother's day prosecutor Denise Timmins tried to paint for the jury.
"Instead of having dinner with her parents, with her family, she instead on that day ended up making funeral plans," Timmins said.
She says the evidence points towards to Isaiah Sweets guilt.
"He admits to the thoughts and the premeditation that went into the killing, and he admits to all of the things that he did afterwards," Timmins told the courtroom. "Ladies and gentlemen the evidence in this case is overwhelming."
In their opening argument, the defense agreed with one thing - Sweet pulled the trigger.
"Our client Isaiah has confessed, we told you right from the beginning ladies and gentlemen that this particular case is not a whodunit," defense attorney Jill Eimermann said.
They defense also says all was not well inside the home Isaiah lived in. Richard Sweet had just lost his job, and Janet Sweet was re-diagnosed with cancer. They say turmoil within the home contributed to the crime.
"Isaiah sweet should be held responsible, but not for murder in the first degree," Eimermann said.
In addition to Camlin, Sweet's confessed accomplice Brandon Ahlers took the stand. He took a plea bargain last month, and received 15 years to testify against Sweet.
He says they discussed ways to kill the couple.
"We brought up poisoning with cyanide, arsenic, nicotine poisoning, shooting people," Ahlers said.
The court will reconvene at 9 AM Friday morning.