Its' been more than twenty years since the murders. Today all the evidence of what happened that Friday, May 13th resurfaced. Prosecuting Attorney Dan Miller and Defense Attorney James Acklin presented their cases hearing the story again of how Grass brutally beat his step-grandmother, Edith Maxey, and stabbed her multiple times, then hid her body in the closet of their mobile home. Next, how he strangled his stepmother, Cynthia Grass, and hid her body under a bunk bed. The defense claims Grass' old lawyer didn't measure up. Grass' father and half brother testified the court should reduce his sentence. Also in court was Chief Deputy Marvin Heilman, the lead investigator of the case. Years later Heilman remembers how this crime impacted the area. "This was very unusual since two women being murdered, brutally. Brutal crime here in Chandler in Warrick County. So, it was just unusual that this nature of a crime happening here of all and a family member being suspected, and involved, arrested, convicted on the case, is just a rather unusual, brutal crime for our area here," say Heilman.
A final decision on the sentence won't come for a few months. We will continue to follow this developing story.