(Rising Sun, Ind.) – The third day of testimony in the sentencing of Andrew Conley will begin at the Ohio County Courthouse Friday morning.
Andrew Conley demonstrates how he killed
his 10-year-old brother Conner in a video
shown by prosecutors Thursday in Ohio Circuit
Conley, 18 of Rising Sun, pleaded guilty on Monday to murdering his 10-year-old brother Conner last Nov. 28.
On Thursday, the prosecution showed Andrew’s videotaped confession with detectives just hours after he went to the Rising Sun Police Department to report the murder on Nov. 29.
Show on the video was Conley in an interview room with Indiana State Police detectives Tom Baxter and Glenn Potts.
"I reached into that drawer. I pulled out the bag. I pulled it over his head. I got the tape, the black electrical tape," Conley said, describing his motions after he had choked Conner with his hands for about 20 minutes.
Later, detectives took Conley to his family’s home on Hartford Pike Road in Ohio County where the murder occurred. He demonstrated the choking for the investigators using a teddy bear.
Watching the video drew the first publically visible emotional response from Andrew since his arrest. He broke into tears and asked Judge James Humphrey to stop the video. Court would be recessed twice due to Conley’s emotional display, however, Humphrey would not grant the teen’s request to go back to jail as the court proceedings continued.
Prosecutors could finish their arguments Friday. Conley’s defense will still have to present its side of the case starting either today or next week.
Once the sentencing hearing is complete, Judge Humphrey will assess the evidence - likely taking at least a week - and deliver a sentence. Conley faces a minimum of 45 years in prison to a maximum of life without parole.