A murder-accused has denied in court “fabricating” a claim that his alleged accomplice killed his sexual partner’s ex-boyfriend out of “jealous anger”.
Callum Davidson, 24, said he had not made up a claim that Steven Dickie, 24, killed Aberdeen oil worker Steven Donaldson, 27, because he was jealous of his relationship with Tasmin Glass, 20.
Davidson, Dickie and Glass, all from Kirriemuir, deny murdering Mr Donaldson at locations in their home town on June 6 and June 7 last year.
At the High Court in Edinburgh, Davidson told Dickie’s lawyer Ian Duguid QC he had not wanted to get involved with Dickie’s personal life.
Mr Duguid said this was untrue and Davidson was a “gratuitously violent” man who killed Mr Donaldson.
The court previously heard Davidson claim he saw Dickie strike Mr Donaldson at least 12 times.
He then said he could see Dickie holding a knife and there was blood on his hands.
Mr Duguid said: “You’re saying the reason for Steven Dickie to kill Steven Donaldson was out of jealous anger?”
Mr Davidson replied: “Yep.”
Mr Duguid replied: “You’ve just fabricated this story. It’s a fabrication.”
Mr Davidson replied: “No it’s not.”
The trial continues.