Unruh didn't want police in his house because of past experiences with them.
Unruh also didn't want Albaugh to get into trouble, as he also had legal problems.
Unruh opened front door so ambulance crew could get in.
Unruh's daughter will testify she heard him tell Albaugh to leave and that she heard interactions between her father and a Lincon PD officer.
Sounds like Unruh will testify he let police in to care for Albaugh, who was still alive.
Unruh repeatedly asked why he was handcuffed, Tom said. He said no ambulance was dispatched immediately, even though Unruh had requested one. Albaugh wouldn't have lived anyway, he said.
Burleigh county deputies put Unruh in a squad car.
Tom said Albaugh was bigger than Unruh and liked to fight, and Unruh was afraid of him.
Knife block that contained The bread knife used to inflict the wound contained bigger and sharper knives.
I mistyped earlier, there was only one wound and it was fatal. It hit an artery.
Unruh thought he hit Albaugh's shoulder.
Tom wants attention paid to knife block and blood spots in the house.
Circumstantial evidence supports Unruh's version, Tom said.
Only people actually in the room during stabbing were Unruh and Albaugh.
Tom has finished his opening statement.
Prosecution asked for a brief recess. We'll be back in 15 minutes.
Warrant will be issued for a witness that didn't show up.
Dr. Thomas Fairbairn is on the stand. He's an ER physician.
Fairbairn was working on the night of Albough's death.
Fairbairn: Emergency room was busy that night.
ER was busy. Two doctors were "hopping."
Fairbairn: We were told there had been a stabbing. "No blood pressure, no pulse."
Delay going on while lawyers discuss exhibits and how to organize them.
Patient with no pulse was Albaugh.
Pros asks Fairbairn to recall what happened when Albough was brought to ER.
Paramedics had been doing CPR, he was quickly pronounced dead on arrival.
Pros: Could ER staff have saved Albough? Fairbairn: No.
Fairbairn said nothing could have saved Albaugh when he got to ER.
Coming from Lincoln was a disadvantage for Albaugh.
Fairbairn: The length of time it took Albough to get to hospital hampered his chances of survival.
After Albough was pronounced dead, his body was turned over to law enforcement. He was pronounced dead at 8:47p.m. on 4/17/11.
Wound was b/t 2nd and 3rd ribs.
Fairbairn: This is a particularly bad place to be stabbed.
Defense is cross examining Dr. Fairbairn.
Justin Paul is called by pros.
Paul is Unruh's childhood friend.
He also knew Albough. Describes himself as a friend of Albough. He introduced Albough to Unruh. The three hung out together frequently.
He saw Albough and Unruh just after midnight on Sat morning. The three men stayed at Paul's house until later Sat morning.
The three men went to car dealerships around 9 or 10 am to look for a car for Paul to buy.
Then they went to the mall.