GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - It's day two of Sam Conway's murder trial in Garland County. He's accused of killing five people in 2009.
Prosecutors focused on proving a motive. The prosecution unveiled new details, calling witnesses to try and prove Conway and Jeremy Pickney killed Jeremy Gentry, his parents, grandfather, and his girlfriend over a set of car rims.
The prosecution said the suspects believed one of the victims, Jeremy Gentry, stole the rims from Conway's older brother, Ernest, who told him that Gentry had a lot of valuable things in his home, like electronics and money.
The prosecution says they broke into Gentry's home, shot and killed everyone inside, stole their belongings and then set the home on fire.
Karen Gentry-McNeely, aunt to Jeremy Gentry, testified to the property that was stolen from her father, Edward Gentry Sr. She said he was a war hero serving in WWII, Vietnam and Korea, earning several medals and two purple hearts.
He was in a wheelchair, a leg amputated 6 months earlier due to cancer. His body was found in his mobile home next door, bound gagged, with two shots to the head.
The defense argues no physical evidence links Conway to the scene.They're expected to begin presenting their case Thursday.