Lawyers give closing arguments in sexual abuse trial
MILWAUKEE -- Tuesday afternoon, prosecutors called the environment a Milwaukee man created a "house of horrors." He's accused of sexually abusing five of his biological daughters. The state would get one more chance to show the jury how he did that.
E.B. had been acting as his own attorney until his repeatedly rude behavior caused him to lose that right last week. Nothing about his behavior changed on the last day of arguments. E.B. was kicked out of court again.
Prosecutor Sara Lewis thoroughly recapped witness testimony, including the five daughters' statements, painting them as fearful for their lives.
"All of [the testimony] is consistent, it's believable, the evidence is overwhelming," Lewis said. "It's the state's belief you will find this defendant guilty."
Defense counsel Scott Anderson conceded E.B. was strict, but that the daughters made up the sexual abuse because they were tired of his discipline.