It's a tragic story about the brutal killing of a 38-year-old man from Shoal Lake.

That's how a crown attorney described the evidence of what a Winnipeg jury will hear for the next several weeks.

At the trial on Monday the jury heard Robin Greene was stabbed to death 68 times.

The murder happened in Winnipeg over five-years-ago on July, 1, 2003.

Greene was decapitated and his body cut up into eight separate pieces and left in a bathtub in a suite in the Royal Albert Hotel.

The crown says the victims organs were removed and never found.

Sydney Teerhuis-Moar is charged with second degree murder, and his lawyer Greg Brodsky told the jury he agrees Teerhuis-Moar is the killer, but says his client doesn't know how the killing took place.

With a report from CTV's Kelly Dehn