Report: Grant Jury Shown Items Used to Store Dead Mom's Body Parts

Prosecutors showed a jury a green Rubbermaid container Tuesday used to store a dead Michigan mom's body parts in the trial of her husband for the murder, the Detroit News reported.

Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith entered the container into evidence along with a red sled that Stephen Grant has already admitted using to transport the body parts of his wife, Tara Grant, the paper reported.

Someone reportedly whispered "oh, no" when the container was brought out, the paper said.

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Authorities say Grant, 37, killed his 34-year-old wife Feb. 9 at their home, about 25 miles north of Detroit. Body parts were found in their garage and a nearby park.

Stephen Grant already has pleaded guilty to a mutilation charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. Prosecutors are seeking a first-degree murder conviction, which carries a mandatory sentence of life without possibility of parole.

Defense attorney Gail Pamukov doesn't dispute that Grant killed his wife, but said his actions showed panic instead of planning.

Stephen Grant reported his wife missing Feb. 14. For weeks, he told investigators and the media he had nothing to do with her disappearance.

He fled March 2 as police searched the couple's home and was captured two days later in the snowbound state park in the far northern Lower Peninsula.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.