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New details on how man was murdered and buried in basement

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Louisville, KY (WDRB) -- As two men prepare for their murder trials, we're learning new details on how they're accused of killing their sexual partner, then burying his body in the basement.

Court documents detail the crime that was a love triangle turned murder in Old Louisville.

As they prepare for their upcoming trials, both Joseph Banis and Jeffery Mundt are set to appear in court Wednesday morning. The two have always pointed the finger at each other for James Carroll's death.

In a court document just obtained by WDRB, Joseph Banis tells police he was getting high and watching porn in November of 2009, saying Mundt and Carroll were in bed naked.

He said Mundt had talked about robbing Carroll. Banis says all of a sudden, Mundt took a knife and started stabbing Carroll in the neck area.He says Carroll then got out of the bed and held his neck and Mundt pulled out a handgun and shot him.

Banis says Mundt put the gun to his head and demanded that he help clean up the blood and dispose of the body. He said Mundt made him go to a home improvement store and buy a plastic container. Banis says Mundt stuffed Carroll's body in there and put spray foam around the edges to seal it. He said Mundt made him dig a hole in the basement to cover the container.

In police interviews, both Mundt and Banis claim they were not the murderer.

Mundt tells police, "I didn't do this!"

Police didn't discover the body until June of 2010.

Prosecutor are also reviewing nearly one million files from the men's computers and telephones before their separate trials. Banis' trial is scheduled for May. Mundt's trial is scheduled for September.

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