Defense: Violent Idaho Father Abused Kids, Obsessed Over Zombies
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Eldon Samuel Jr.'s wife says he was a violent man who was hooked on prescription drugs, owned numerous weapons and was preparing his sons for a zombie apocalypse.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Tina Samuel described her husband as controlling and moody in court Wednesday. The couple's 16-year-old son, Eldon Samuel III, is being tried as an adult for killing his father and his younger brother. He was 14 at the time of the 2014 killings.
Tina Samuel lives in California and says Eldon Samuel Jr. moved to Idaho with their two boys when the couple separated. She says the younger Eldon Samuel listened to and learned from his father. Doctors also testified Wednesday that the teenager was physically abused and neglected.