Oct 6, 9:18 AM EDT

Iowa man accused of killing parents says he 'snapped'


DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- 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.

The Quad-City Times reports that 21-year-old Sean M. Freese 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.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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