Testimony got underway in a Caldwell County murder trial where a man is claiming self-defense in a stabbing death east of Lenoir.
Prosecutors said the suspect's voice can be heard on the 911 call made from the home by the man who later died.
Channel 9 could see some of the jurors lean forward as prosecutors played the 911 call.
What started out as a night of two men watching Monday Night Football in 2010 ended with one dead and the other charged with murder.
The 911 operator took the stand where he described getting the call that lasted nearly 10 minutes.
Prosecutors said the call came from Jason Clark who within minutes would die in his own home after being stabbed in the neck. In the background, police said you can hear the voice of Robert Hawkins the man accused of the murder saying, "Are you alive? I just killed you."
Hawkins' attorney argued before the fatal stabbing the two men had been drinking heavily. At one point, they told the jury Clark had pointed a double-gauge shot-gun at Hawkins head.
"Begging Mr. Clark. 'Hey Jason calm down. Stop it. Don't shoot me.' He even got on his knees saying, 'Don't shoot me. You're crazy. Don't do this,'" said defense attorney Jay Vannoy.
Prosecutors said Hawkins went into a rage after his arrest describing for the jury the 911 call and a key piece of evidence found by family members a month after the murder still inside the home.
"There was a knife blade just a blade found hidden in the bottom of a love seat," said prosecutor Nancy Lee.
For the first time, we got a sense of how much the men may have been drinking that night. Defense attorney said Clark had a blood alcohol level of .36, more than four times the legal limit.