A murder accused has told jurors how his alleged victim was to be “roughed up” so he would “back off’ from demanding an ex-girlfriend give him cash.
Steven Dickie, 24, told a jury yesterday how his best friend Callum Davidson, 24, wanted to assault Aberdeen oil worker Steven Donaldson, 27, on June 6 last year.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard Dickie say his co-accused Tasmin Glass, 20, had started “bubbling” because she owed Mr Donaldson money.
He said Glass had said Mr Donaldson had been giving her “hassle” over money she owed him for a car which she had written off. The court had earlier heard how Mr Donaldson had bought Glass a Volkswagen Sirocco and she had agreed to pay him back a sum of cash after it became unroadworthy.
Yesterday, Dickie told his lawyer Ian Duguid QC that after Glass confided in the two men about her financial plight, Davidson suggested a plan.
Dickie said: “Callum wanted to go up and give him a bit of a roughing up to warn him to back off because he was hassling her for money.”
The trio, who all come from Kirriemuir, Angus, deny murdering Mr Donaldson in their home town between June 6 and June 7 last year.
The trial continues.