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Mundt continues to testify against former boyfriend

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James "Jamie" Carroll (Source: WAVE 3 Archives) James "Jamie" Carroll (Source: WAVE 3 Archives)
Joseph Banis Joseph Banis
Jeffrey Mundt began his testimony against Banis on Monday. Jeffrey Mundt began his testimony against Banis on Monday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The other man charged in the death of the person found buried in the home of an Old Louisville home continued his testimony Tuesday.

Jeffrey Mundt told jurors Monday his former boyfriend Joseph Banis is the one who killed Jamie Carroll in December 2009. Mundt said he only helped dispose of Carroll's body out of fear that Banis would kill him too.

Banis is the first of the two men to go to trial for Carroll's death. As part of a plea, Mundt can avoid the death penalty in his case if he testifies against Banis.

Banis' attorneys argued to jurors it was Mundt who killed Carroll out of jealousy when he saw Banis and Carroll having sex and it was Mundt who threatened Banis into burying Carroll's body in the basement.

Tuesday Defense attorney Darren Wolff questioned Mundt about what Wolff calls inconsistencies in his testimony.

"What you said to the jury yesterday that he a gun on you at all times, you will agree with me that that was just not necessarily accurate, right?" questioned Wolff.

Mundt continued to stand by his statements. "I don't think I could make that amended statement. No. Mr. Banis slept with a gun under his pillow. Mr. Banis carried a gun with him whenever he left the house and around the house as well."

Wolff also questioned Mundt on his drug use. Mundt claimed he only started doing drugs after he met Banis in the summer of 2009. Wolff asked Mundt about an email conversation Mundt had in February of 2009 with someone about doing drugs. Mundt testified that was only a fantasy, not reality.

You can keep up with today's testimony on Twitter. Follow @JaimieWeiss who is live tweeting updates.

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