Slide Court Report

The jury trial began Friday for two men suspected of killing a man by beating him, tying him up and shooting him execution-style in front of his home in Ridgecrest, but with opening statements from the attorney for only one of the defendants.

Brian Matthew Coykendall, 31, and Erwin Moore, 30, are charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Matthew Ian Petersen, 43. Moore is also charged with recklessly evading police.