LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The trial resumed Friday morning after Levi King pleaded guilty to three counts of capital murder for the slaying of a Pampa family in September of 2005 on Thursday.
Friday's portion of the trial recessed after a half day. Testimony continued with the DPS Crime scene investigators describing the scene. The medical examiner took the stand and the jury saw pictures of the victims' injuries. The veterinarian that examined the family dog also took the stand. The family dog was also shot and killed.
The trial was moved to Lubbock from the Panhandle and went straight to the punishment phase, meant either a life sentence or the death penalty for King.
King pleaded guilty to capital murder in the deaths of Michelle Conrad, her husband Brian Conrad and her 14-year-old son, Zach Doan.
King must also serve two consecutive life terms without parole for two Missouri killings.
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