A man accused of murder told a Supreme Court jury today that a man from Victoria shot Jake Anderson- Brettner.
Jack Harrison Vincent Sadler, 29, said three men had come from Victoria because Mr Anderson-Brettner owed them a six figure sum for drugs.
Mr Sadler, who has pleaded not guilty to murder, said the men arrived just before a meeting on August 15, 2018.
He told the court the meeting became heated when Mr Anderson-Brettner took a phone call about being approved for a home loan.
TRIAL SO FAR:
- DAY 1 | The Crown presents its case against Jack Sadler
- DAY 2 | Jack Sadler 'lied' about seeing alleged victim
- DAY 3 | Accused murderer asked witness to cut deceased's toes off
- DAY 4 | Police found gun at accused murderer's home '
- DAY 5 | 'I heard someone saying 'please man don't, please man stop'
- DAY 6 | Accused was angry, told girlfriend not to tell police 'about the Jeep'
- DAY 7 | Man died quickly from lethal shots
Mr Sadler said one of the Victorian men shot Mr Anderson-Brettner after he [Mr Sadler] had taken Mr Anderson-Brettner to a room known as the "shoe room" in his Dion Crescent house.
He said the room was lined with plastic because he was going to have a cook of ecstasy tablets that night.
Mr Sadler is answering questions from defence counsel Greg Richardson.
Mr Sadler said the Victorian men left straight after the shooting and told him it was his job to clean and that Mr Anderson-Brettner's drug debt was now his to pay.
He said he and his partner cut up the body with an axe and knife and disposed of it at the Sideling and in wheelie bins.
It is expected that Director of Public Prosecutions Daryl Coates SC will cross examine Mr Sadler today.
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:
Follow us on Google News: The Examiner