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Isaiah Sweet Murder Trial Begins
DUBUQUE, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- The jury selection process for an eastern Iowa man accused of killing his grandparents last year began Wednesday morning.
Isaiah Sweet was 17 years old when police say he killed Richard and Janet sweet in their Manchester home. Police found him after a 36 hour manhunt.
Jury selection began at around 9:30 Wednesday morning at the Dubuque county courthouse. It wrapped up at 4:30, without seating a jury. The judge says the process will continue Thursday.
Back in May 2012, on Mothers day, the bodies of 55 year old Richard and 62 year old Janet were found in their Manchester home by relatives. Sweet allegedly told several people that he drugged his grandparents and killed them.
Sweet took off to Iowa City in his grandfather's truck on Friday, when the murder allegedly took place. The following Monday, after an extensive search, Sweet was arrested along a rail road track in Cedar Rapids.
Just last month, a judge sentenced Brandon Ahlers, an accomplice to the alleged murders, to 18 years in prison. As part of a plea deal, he will testify against Sweet.
Stay tuned to CBS 2 News, and our website cbs2iowa.com for updates as the trial of Isaiah Sweet continues.
DUBUQUE, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- A Manchester teen accused of murdering his grandparents is going to trial this week. Isaiah Sweet is accused of killing Richard and Janet Sweet inside their Manchester home back in May 2012.
If convicted, Sweet would serve life in prison with no chance of parole.