WATCH: Adam Matos Quadruple Murder Trial Day 8

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The quadruple-murder trial of Adam Matos continues in Pasco County, Florida. Prosecutors say Matos murdered his ex-girlfriend Megan Brown, her new boyfriend Nicholas Leonard, and her parents Margaret and Gregory Brown in 2014. If convicted, Matos could get the death penalty. Court is expected to begin at 9:30 am ET.

Prosecutors say that Matos first had a domestic dispute with Megan Brown on August 28, 2014, but left when his son woke up. He allegedly returned later that day and murdered her and the others. The next day, Matos allegedly started selling the Brown family’s belongings, including animals that the family owned, before fleeing the scene.

On Tuesday, the prosecution rested their case after calling several witnesses, including investigators who worked the case and neighbor Ryan McCann, who described interactions with Matos after the alleged murders. He said he noticed the odor of dead bodies in the house, but when he asked Matos about the smell he didn’t say anything. McCann said that when he asked where everyone else in the house was, Matos said they had gone to West Virginia.

The defense said they will probably call three witnesses on Wednesday, and should be done by the time the court breaks for lunch. They have yet to announce whether they will deliver an opening statement. Closing arguments are expected for later in the day. The prosecution said they may call rebuttal witnesses first, depending on how the defense’s case goes.

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