ALFRED — Jurors today continued to hear recorded interviews between Maine State Police detectives and Jason Twardus, the Rochester, N.H., man accused of murdering his ex-fiancee three years ago.

The murder trial is in its fifth day at York County Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Twardus, 29, strangled Kelly Gorham on the morning of Aug. 8, 2007, and buried her body on a remote piece of land owned by his father in northern New Hampshire. Her body was found three weeks later.

During his third interview with detectives, while Gorham was still missing, Detective Walter Grzyb asked Twardus who might have been involved in the disappearance of the 30-year-old nursing student.

He suggested that a former friend of his, a man who had dated Gorham in the past, had threatened him with a gun a few years earlier.

On the tape, Twardus broke down in tears.

“She was the sweetest girl,” he said. “I can’t imagine anyone wanting to harm her.”

“I have no idea where she is. Honestly I did not harm her in any way.”

The murder trial is expected to run through the end of next week.