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Jury sees crime scene photos in Scottsdale dad's trial

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It was another emotional day in court as jurors were shown pictures of a terrible crime scene. Andre Leteve is on trial, accused of shooting and killing his two young sons. He then tried to kill himself.

Andre Leteve has admitted to killing his sons two and a half years ago. Prosecutors say for days he planned the killings to victimize his soon to be ex-wife. But he says he just snapped.

When the SWAT team walked into the house, they found a scene so horrible they were eventually sent home, and another team was called in to relieve them.

"I saw on the couch I saw a small little foot," testified Sgt. Tom Myers, Scottsdale Police Dept.

That small little foot belonged to 5-year-old Alec Leteve. The jury was then shown pictures of a pillow with a bullet hole. Investigators believe Andre Leteve covered his son's head with a pillow before shooting him in the head. Upstairs was another heartbreaking discovery.

"Detective Weaver yelled out to me 'Tom, I've got the smell of gunpowder down here,'" said Myers.

The boys' family members cried as the jury was shown pictures of 1-year-old Asher found dead in his crib. Sgt. Tom Myers said Asher was covered with blankets before he was shot in the neck near his head.

"I could see a blanket over the child. I could see a bullet hole which to me looked very similar to the one I had seen on the pillow," testified Myers.

Then the jury was shown pictures of little Asher. They're too graphic for us to show. Some jurors were visibly shaken.

As for Leteve, he didn't show much emotion. He admitted to killing his sons during a bitter divorce with his ex-wife.

The state says the killings were premeditated. They say Leteve first typed up a suicide note on his computer six days before he killed them -- then modified and printed the note three days before it happened.

The trial will continue Wednesday morning. If the jury finds the murders premeditated, he could be sentenced to death.

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