Joong Rhee's original trial in Denver ended in a hung jury in September.
The Denver Post reports that in opening arguments of the retrial Tuesday, a prosecutor told jurors Rhee killed Hae C. Park after filing a deed of trust that gave him title to land owned by Park and his family. The deed required Park to give the parcel to Rhee if Park failed to repay Rhee a $300,000 loan.
Rhee's lawyer, Lisa Arnolds, contends Rhee killed Park in self-defense and then made a mistake in trying to cover up the death. Park's body was found in 2010.
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