The trial over the infamous Red Fox Tavern cold case has entered its second day with evidence from police about the layout of the building.
Mark Hoggart and his co-accused - another man who has interim name suppression, are jointly charged with the murder of publican Chris Bush and with aggravated robbery.
Bush was allegedly gunned down by the pair during an armed hold up at the pub in Maramarua in October 1987.
The father-of-two was having a drink with three staff after closing, when two men interrupted them.
He was shot dead, and the pair allegedly made off with $36,000 in cash and cheques.
The case remained unsolved until 2017, when 'new credible evidence' came to light.
During opening statements, prosecutor Ned Fletcher said, "Mr Bush was struck full on , 215 shotgun pellet strikes which pierced his lungs chest cavity and heart. He stood no chance .. he groaned and fell to the floor dead or dying."
The Crown is calling it's first witnesses today with a police detective talking the jury through the layout of the Red Fox Tavern and how he created a 3D flyover of the crime scene.
Other witnesses expected to be called are the staff members who were there when Chris Bush was shot.
The trial is set down for up to 12 weeks.