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"I Didn't Do Anything:" Man Accused of Killing A Mother and Her Young Daughter Testified In Court

A man on trial for the murder of a woman and her child takes the witness stand.

Patrick Fowler's testimony on Thursday contradicted what he first told police. According to court documents, Fowler told police he killed them after he got into an argument with the mother. But in court he defended himself and said he was worried if he didn't take the blame then his family would not get out of jail. 

On March 19, 2016, Jessica Ellenberger and her four year old daughter were found dead inside their home. Fire crews were called out for a large fire and the two were found inside.

In court, Fowler said he was at the home when the victims were killed. He said he went to the bathroom when he saw a figure and it attacked him.

Fowler said he closed the door and when he came out Jessica and her daughter were dead.

He held Jessica in his arms and decided to leave without calling police.

"I had her blood on me. I looked guilty there was no way in hell they would have believed anything I said so I couldn't go to them," said Fowler.

His family told him to call police but he refused. Fowler then bought a Greyhound ticket to Texas but was arrested in Arkansas.

The attorney’s cross-examined Fowler on Thursday..

“I didn’t do anything,” said Fowler.

Closing arguments are scheduled for Friday at 8 in the morning,

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