A man accused of killing another man and dumping the body in Howard county is on trial in Big Spring.
Investigators say John Michael Hays confessed to killing 20-year old Roland David Dickinson.
Dickinson's body was found in a ravine north of Coahoma in January.
Preliminary autopsy show he died from a blow to the head.
According to investigators, hays admitted to the murder claiming Dickinson had been disrespectful to a family member.
Three others have also been charged in the death.