10/28/2013 05:04 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

Kamloops, B.C., murder victim stabbed six times through the heart, court hears

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A special prosecutor told a B.C. Supreme Court murder trial in Kamloops, B.C., that the accused stabbed his friend six times after a fist fight between the two men last summer.

In his opening statement, Rob Bruneau told the court that Torbin Alec attacked 29-year-old Jesse Seymour outside a home where several friends had gathered.

Bruneau said Seymour was stabbed twice through the heart.

RCMP Cpl. Sherri Mancimi was then called to identify pictures of bloody shoes and clothing taken at the scene of the stabbing last July.

The friends who witnessed the fight are expected to testify this week.

Seymour was the estranged son-in-law of former B.C. Lieutenant Governor Steven Point, and Bruneau was appointed as a special prosecutor to avoid a perception of improper influence in the 14-day trial. (CHNL)