La Crosse County jurors deciding whether son killed parents

Parents were killed on May 21

Jurors in La Crosse County resume deliberations on Tuesday in the case of a man accused of killing his parents.

Prosecutors tried to prove, through a circumstantial case, that Eric Koula fatally shot his parents for money. The defense argued Dennis and Merna Koula were victims of a professional killer. Defense attorney Jim Korby said there’s no forensic evidence linking Koula to the crime — no fingerprints, no DNA, no murder weapon.

District Attorney Tim Gruenke accuses Koula of planting evidence to mislead investigators.

The 68-year-old father and 65-year-old mother died instantly of gunshot wounds to the head May 21.

The La Crosse Tribune said jurors deliberating about five hours on Monday.