A Westbrook, Maine, man is on trial for a stabbing at his apartment in 2011.
Tareek Hendricks’ lawyers claim he acted in self- defense.
Hendricks' trial resumes Wednesday morning in Portland and is expected to last a week-and-a-half.
He admits to stabbing Bobby Stubbs inside Stubbs' apartment in Westbrook in 2011, but says he had no choice.
In opening statements, the prosecutor told jurors the one thing that connected all of the people involved in this case was drugs, in particular crack cocaine.
She says Hendricks sold crack to Stubbs and his wife Melissa and also used their Westbrook home for selling drugs.
In April of 2011 Hendricks and Stubbs got into a deadly fight.
Stubbs told Hendricks to leave their home. He refused, and according to the prosecutor, threatened the couple. That's when Stubbs got a bat and attacked Hendricks.
In addition to the murder charge, Hendricks is also facing a charge of aggravated assault for stabbing the victim's wife Melissa Stubbs.
She survived and is expected to be a key witness in the case.