DENVER (CBS4) – Opening statements took place Tuesday in a murder trial.

Brian Pattison is accused of killing Shane Richardson last year.

Shane Richardson (credit:

Richardson lived above a bagel shop in the city’s Five Points neighborhood.

Brian Scott Pattison (credit: Las Animas County)

Pattison allegedly killed Richardson and then set fire to his apartment to cover it up.

Pattison faces murder and arson charges.


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