Police Interview with Stephen Jonas Played for Jury in Court Monday
DES MOINES, Iowa - The murder trial of a Polk County man continues Monday with the jury seeing for the first time a recorded interview between law enforcement and the defendant. Stephen Jonas, 50, is charged with first degree murder for the death of Zachary Paulsen, 21, last August. Prosecutors tell the jury Jonas stabbed Paulsen 35 times before leaving him to die along the Greenbelt Trail in Clive. Jonas' attorneys argue Jonas was merely defending his own life in a violent struggle with Paulsen on the night in question.