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UPDATE: Koepp will not testify in his own defense

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Lawyers told the judge on Monday that James Koepp will not testify in his own defense.

The defense called several witnesses to the stand and plan to bring in a DNA expert of this own on Tuesday.

The prosecution has rested it's case.

James Koepp is charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the murders of Danyetta Lentz and her two children three years ago.

The jury is expected to decide on a verdict later this week.

If convicted, James Koepp faces three life prison sentences.

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) --  Defense attorneys continue presenting their case this week in a Rock County triple murder trial.

Prosecutors say 51-year-old James Koepp killed Danyetta Lentz and her two children three years ago in their Rock County home.

Defense attorneys began showing jurors Saturday that they believe an unknown robber, not Koepp, murdered Lentz and her children.

The defense plans to call its own DNA experts as well as inmates from the Columbia County Correctional Institute to the stand.

Last week, prosecutors presented their own DNA evidence they say puts Koepp at the crime scene the night of the murders.

Koepp's attorney's say they have other DNA evidence that puts an unknown suspect at the scene to support their claim that this was a robbery gone bad.

James Koepp is charged with three counts of first degree intentional homicide and if convicted, faces three life prison sentences.

 

 

 

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