THREE weeks before a drug dealer was gunned down in Cornwall one of his alleged murderers said he would get a gun and shoot him, it has been claimed.
The evidence came from the girlfriend of Huddersfield man Thomas Haigh who told a court that Haighs alleged accomplice, Ross Stone, had made the threats.
Haigh, 28, from Denby Dale, and 26-year-old Stone are alleged to have killed David Griffiths and Liverpool gangster Brett Flournoy.
The mens burned bodies were found buried in a pit on a remote Cornwall farm last year.
Truro Crown Court heard that in June last year Griffiths, 35, from Plymouth, was shot dead with fellow drug gang member Flournoy, 31, from Merseyside, at Sunny Corner, a small holding where Stone lives at Trenance Downs, near St Austell.
Haigh and Stone, 26, are jointly charged with the double murder on June 16 and deny the allegations.
Truro Crown Court has already heard prosecutors argue Griffiths and Flournoy were pressurising Haigh to make a second drugs run to Brazil to smuggle narcotics into the UK and were threatening Stone over an unpaid s30,000 drugs debt.
It is claimed Flournoy sent Haigh to keep an eye on Stone, at Sunny Corner where he lived and the pair became friends.
According to prosecutors Haigh and Stone decided to kill Flournoy and Griffiths with a shotgun.