Ian Allen, accused of murder, was slow to anger and never violent, his parents told jurors Thursday.
“He is the least aggressive out of my three boys,” father Clyde Allen said on the witness stand. “Out of the three, he would be most easily characterized as gentle, yes. He sometimes reacts with temper, but it takes more to get him angry.”
Clyde Allen went on to say he had never seen his son react violently when angry.
The trial of Ian Allen, 23, of Huntington Beach, continued this week. Allen is accused of the fatal stabbing of Barbara Mullenix, the mother of his then-girlfriend Rachael Mullenix, in her Huntington Beach condo in September 2006. Rachael Mullenix was found guilty of first degree murder in July.