- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - Opening statements are scheduled for the murder trial of a Lawton man in the deaths of his father and teenage brother.

Opening statements in the trial of 20-year-old Thorsten Rushing are to begin at 9 a.m. Monday in Comanche County District Court in Lawton with testimony to follow.

Rushing has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder in the January 2014 shooting deaths of 50-year-old Uwe Rushing and 14-year-old Stefan Rushing.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Witnesses at a preliminary hearing said Rushing may have been motivated by money from his father’s life insurance policy.

The trial is expected to last about two weeks.


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