Reporter Ryan Boetel is covering the Donovan King trial live.
Donovan King, 24, is charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, aggravated burglary and conspiracy.
He is accused of breaking into Kevin Lossiah's Farmington apartment, 2700 West Apache St., with another man and beating him to death on May 29, 2011.
King and Justin Mark, 25, allegedly broke into Lossiah's apartment to rob him, according to court documents. The documents state the men were looking for money to find a ride to King's home in Red Valley, Ariz.
The men beat Lossiah with a tree branch and a sock with a rock in it, according to court documents.
The beating exposed Lossiah's skull and brain. Police said there was blood spatter throughout his home when they arrived. He died at San Juan Regional Medical Center that night.