Some of the witnesses being cross-examined by lawyers in a murder trial Thursday were lawyers. Lawyers for the Bentler estate were on the witness stand, telling the jury in Shawn Bentler’s murder trial that if he’s convicted for killing his parents and three sisters, he will not inherit the family’s estate, worth an estimated three-million dollars.

Bentler’s accused of killing both parents and his teenage sisters at their family home one night last October. After the prosecution rested its case, the defense had Bentler’s grandmother testify that he was a good boy when she babysat the children years ago, though she admitted on the stand that her daughter, Shawn’s mother, had told her she had troubles with him.

Audio: Radio Iowa’s Stella Shaffer reports. :24 MP3