James Menard, 24 speaks with his defense attorney, Timothy Moffitt, during the testimony at his trial for the murder of Jake Couture on January 1, 2010. The trial continues Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Collier County Courthouse. Menard faces a maximum life sentence in prison if convicted of second-degree murder in the case. Prosecutors recently added third degree-murder to the list of charges Menard faces, along with two counts of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of armed trespass. Manuel Martinez/Staff.