James Menard, 24 describes to the prosecution how the safety worked on the gun he used on January 1, 2011, during the third day of his trial for the murder of Jake Couture. The trial continues Friday 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.