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Eldon Samuel Trial Day 3: Jurors watch interrogation video of Samuel describing murders

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Samuel told detectives he shot his brother and hit him at least 7 times with a machete in the head until he "got quiet" Samuel told detectives he shot his brother and hit him at least 7 times with a machete in the head until he "got quiet"
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Jurors in the trial of a Coeur d'Alene teenager accused of murdering his dad and brother in 2014 watched hours of interrogation video that was shot shortly after Eldon Samuel III was arrested. 

During the interrogation, Samuel told police initially it was his father who shot his brother John. Police continued to asked Samuel if he shot his brother and told him to "be honest." 

"Why did you shoot your brother?" detectives asked. 

"Because my brother is the reason my dad was on medication. I really hate him," Samuel replied. He then went on to say he had been thinking about hurting him for "a while." 

Eldon Samuel Trial: Defense attorney says CDA teen who killed dad and brother was being trained for the 'Zombie Apocalypse

When the trial began earlier this week, Public Defender John Adams said Samuel's parents were abusive drug addicts who left their son to care for his autistic brother. Adams said Samuel's father believed zombies were real and one day would come after them. 

“He trained him for the zombie apocalypse. This guy believed zombies were real,” Adams told the jury on Wednesday. 

During the taped interview, Samuel told detectives his dad was outside shooting before he shot him "saying there's zombies outside." 

"Do you believe in the zombie apocalypse?" detectives asked. 

"Probably," Samuel answered. He then told detectives his dad had bought a trailer and weapons to "prepare" for the zombie invasion. 

Jurors then watched as Samuel told detectives after he shot his brother, John, he his him in the head with a machete about 7 times "as hard as he could." 

"John got quiet after that," Samuel said in the interview. 

KHQ's Liz Burch will be in court throughout the duration of this trial. Follow her on Twitter for real-time updates. 

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