ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The trial of 25-year-old Philip Floor, charged with second-degree murder in the 2010 beating death of Harvey "Charley" Albright, continued on Monday, as prosecutors presented a video of Floor's interview with Anchorage police. They also played two audio recordings of Floor's first encounters with detectives.
Floor is one of three men charged in the August 2010 death. His friends Carl Leedom and Kenneth Upton are scheduled to go to trial this summer.
In the video, Floor describes how Albright was tied up, punched in the face, and pistol-whipped at an Eagle River home. He told detectives that Leedom was angry because Albright had stolen his backpack, which contained thousands of dollars in cash. Floor said in the video that he was concerned, and urged his friends to call 911.
"We loaded him in my truck, and took him out and dumped him," Floor said in the video. "On the way out, I kept telling Carl, make sure he's not dead. Keep looking at his lips, see if they're getting any color back... And he was gone."