Opening statements are expected Tuesday morning in a trial for a Utah man accused of murdering an acquaintance last year.
Jesse Anthony Saenz, 24, is charged in 8th District Court with murder, a first-degree felony, as well as theft and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, both second-degree felonies.
A jury was seated Monday for what is expected to be a week-long trial.
On April 11, 2013, Elvis Zachary Olsen, 22, was found shot to death near Fort Duchesne on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. His 2011 Mazda 3S was gone.
Nearly two weeks later, police found Olsen's car — Saenz was driving it in Arizona. Officials arrested him in Arizona and he was brought back to Utah to face charges.