A Lansing-area man is standing trial in the stabbing death of a 23-year-old Michigan State University senior at an off-campus apartment.
The trial for 19-year-old Connor McCowan began earlier this week in Lansing. He's charged with murder in the Feb. 23 slaying at the door of Andrew Singler's Meridian Township apartment. Prosecutors say McCowan showed up plans to kill Singler.
In opening statements Tuesday, McCowan's lawyer Chris Bergstrom told jurors that there was "no crime."
McCowan, of Okemos, was 18 at the time of the attack. The trial in Ingham County Circuit Court is expected to last about two weeks.
Authorities have said the fight stemmed from an argument between Singler and McCowan's sister. Singler grew up in the Detroit suburb of Rochester.