Posted: Dec 2, 2013 7:18 AM
Updated: Dec 2, 2013 7:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - The trial of Dustin Musso, who's accused of murdering his grandfather, setting the man's home on fire and stealing his car, starts today.
Prosecutors are going to use an alleged confession and past threats against him.
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.
Musso's bad behavior has continued in parish prison. Authorities say he cut an inmates throat last year and spit on deputies when questioned about it.
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.