Here is Muhammad's opening statement to the jury:
MUHAMMAD: Good evening.
I would like to thank the judge for giving me the opportunity to speak. I want to talk to you briefly on some things that [prosecutors] talked about.
One of the things that we are here for today and the next couple days is to find out what everyone wants to know is what happened. Something happened. We have his side, and we have my side. If both of us -- one picture and come up with two different stories. Something is wrong. Somebody is not telling the truth. Somebody's lying. I got sworn in. I'm sure they got sworn in, and everyone that gets up on the stand gets sworn in. We are all going to get sworn in. We are going to ask to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.