WICHITA, Kansas - Opening statements began Tuesday for a man accused of killing two at a Wichita Dollar General last November.
Marquis Marshall is on trial accused of killing 79-year-old Henry Harvey and 22-year-old Zachary Hunt.
Harvey was at the counter buying candy for his grandchildren when he and Hunt were both shot several times.
Marshall was arrested several days later in a traffic stop. He's charged with capital murder, but prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty.
Tuesday morning, Marshall appeared in front of the judge looking down from time to time as several witnesses took the stand to testify.
Prosecutors addressed the jury beforehand telling them they had key evidence, including surveillance video to prove that Marshall was the suspected gunman.
A crime scene investigator testified he found Marshall's fingerprints on a glass door at the store.
An acquaintance of the defendant also took the stand Tuesday. John Pink recounted his last conversation with Marshall.
"All he kept saying was, he screw up and messed up and that's all he kept saying," said Pink.
Pink says Marshall appeared distraught and sick when asked about the shooting.
Marshall filed a handwritten motion in May at his preliminary hearing asking the judge if he could be sent to Larned State Hospital for a mental evaluation.
He said he had been there before for behavioral issues but the judge denied that motion.
The trial is expected to last several days.
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