The murder trial for Stanley Eckard continued today in a Brooksville courtroom.
The jury heard opening statements from the prosecutor and defense attorney as well as some witness testimony.
A now 24-year-old Stan Eckard is accused of killing his then 19 year-old brother, Sean Eckard, in June of 2010 and burying his body in the backyard of his parent's Spring Hill home.
Eckard sat quiet the entire time, at one point wiping away a tear as his attorney described the fatal incident that led to his brothers death.
Family and friends sat in the immediate rows behind him.
Assistant State Attorney Pete Magrino told the jury Stan tried to cover his tracks by telling detectives several conflicting stories about what happened to his brother that day.
Meanwhile, Eckard's defense attorney said the entire fight was a fight between brothers, and not one over a girl as prosecutors claim.
The defense told the jury evidence they have will prove that Sean Eckard was killed in an accident, but tried to make no excuses for the backyard burial that followed.
Attorneys say the trial should be passed on to the jury for a decision either by tomorrow or Thursday.
Stan Eckard rejected a previous plea deal, and if found guilty by the jury, he faces a maximum of life in prison.
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