DA presents road map in first day of Rebert trial

BROOKVILLE — The first day of the Stephen Patrick Rebert murder trial began with opening arguments from the attorneys on both sides which were radically different from each other. Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of Victoria Lynn Shugar and her husband, James Shugar — also known as Wayne Shugar — both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home, Brockway.In his two-hour opening statement, District Attorney Jeffrey Burkett described the scene the night the Shugars died, as he presented what he called a road map for the case so the jury could better understand what was ahead in the trial.