A friend of a man accused of murdering his aspiring model New Zealand girlfriend in a jealous rage has told a court he feared his pal would kill her on the night she died.
Tom Crowe told a jury at Winchester Crown Court on Tuesday that minutes before Elliot Turner went inside his house with Emily Longley, the defendant had given him a hammer and asked him to kill the 17-year-old for him.
He said he had refused and told him to f*** off.
The couple, who had a short volatile relationship had then argued outside the house in Bournemouth, Dorset, with Emily saying to her boyfriend "I hate you" and trying to lock him out of his own home before he got inside and the door was shut.
Mr Crowe had witnessed the incident in the early hours of May 7 last year with one of Turner's neighbours Harry Hawkins and he told the jury he turned to Mr Hawkins and said: "I think Elliot's going to kill Emily."
He told the court that a short time earlier Turner had taken Emily's mobile phone and seen she had been texting other men.
Mr Crowe, 18, said Turner had been angry and was clutching the phone and saying "f***, f***, f***, f***".
The court has already heard that Emily was found dead in Turner's bed later that morning. Turner said they argued, he defended himself and he woke up beside her and she was dead.
The jewellery shop worker denies murder and perverting the course of justice.
The prosecution allege that heavily-built Turner strangled Emily and that he was a violent and jealous boyfriend, fearful she was being unfaithful.
Turner's parents Leigh Turner, 54, and Anita Turner, 51, are also in the dock accused of covering up for their son by destroying evidence and taking items away from the scene of the death. They both deny perverting the course of justice.
In the witness box, Mr Crowe also said that he did not think that Turner "had the balls" to kill Emily, who had gone to his house after a night out and was drunk.
Mr Crowe also said that Turner had told him he had killed Emily in a nightclub in Bournemouth with a hammer on May 5 because he had checked her phone and found she was meeting a man there.
Emily, who was a student, had been born in Britain but her family had emigrated to New Zealand when she was nine. She had returned to live with her grandparents in Bournemouth, Dorset, to study when she died.