GOSHEN — Charles David Bussard stood at the doorway to his uncle’s room and fired a shotgun at his head, then began a five-year coverup before ultimately confessing to the murder, prosecutors alleged as his trial began Monday.

The 31-year-old Elkhart man is accused of killing his uncle, Byron Bussard, in January 2015 when they shared a home in Bristol. Byron Bussard’s family reported him missing and some evidence was collected from the home in the following weeks, but the case grew cold by 2016.

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