Jason Rose listens to opening statements on the first day of his jury trial in Douglas County District Court.
Assistant District Attorney David Melton tells jurors about the struggles of fire victims in the October 2005 Boardwalk Apartments fire.
Assistant District Attorney Amy McGowan, pictured, and assistant District Attorney David Melton made opening statements and began presenting witness's in the Jason Rose jury trial.
Assistant District Attorney David Melton displays a slide to jurors during opening statements in the jury trial of Jason Rose.
District Court Judge Jack Murphy listens to opening statements in the Jason Rose jury trial in Douglas County District Court.
Defense attorney Ron Evans, points to his client Jason Rose and tells jurors during his opening remarks that the defendant wasn't capable of giving an honest statement during the interrogation because of his mental state -- which Evans described as the equivalent of a seven-year-old boy.