Posted: Aug 26, 2013 10:46 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 26, 2013 10:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - A hearing is underway this morning in the trial of Dustin Musso, who's accused of murdering his grandfather, setting the man's home on fire and stealing his car.
Prosecutors are presenting evidence Musso threatened his grandfather prior to the crime.
Investigators said the younger Musso set fire to his grandfather's home to cover his crime, and had served time before for stealing a car from the same home.
An autopsy showed his grandfather suffered a blow to the head before he died of smoke inhalation.
In March a judge ruled Musso was competent to stand trial. He faces first-degree murder charges in the death of his grandfather, Peter Musso, in May 2009.
The case is scheduled to go to trial Dec. 2.