LANCASTER, Pa. — Closing arguments are slated Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of having stabbed a Pennsylvania woman and her 16-year-old daughter to death because they were scheduled to testify against him in a child sex assault case.

Lancaster County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty if jurors convict 39-year-old Leeton Thomas of first-degree murder in the June 2015 slayings of 44-year-old Lisa Sheetz and her daughter Hailey.

LNP newspaper (http://bit.ly/2sfyT9W ) reports that a state police investigator testified Monday that Thomas asked to be shot in the head after being charged.

The defendant’s wife testified that he went to bed with her that night and woke up when police came four hours later. Defense attorney Douglas Conrad elicited testimony about a neighbor of the victims.


Information from: LNP, http://lancasteronline.com