Charty, though, refused to kill Houston after being directed to do so by Segar, the witness testified.
“He'll have to kill me to get to you,” the woman said Charty told her.
Houston said she did not see either man kill Scheetz but testified about Segar describing how he killed her boyfriend.
“Yeah, I killed that (expletive),” Houston said Segar told her. “I didn't like the way he was talking to my little brother (Charty).”
Segar also talked about how he would cut up the body if he couldn't secure a truck to move it and how he would burn down Scheetz's house as a “last resort, Houston testified.
Police officers were called to a house fire about 8:40 p.m. June 6 at 309 W Lilac Lane, and found Scheetz in the living room with extensive burns and trauma to his forehead and neck, records show.
Houston testified passing out several times over a 24-hour period. Once, she said, Segar woke her by tapping her on the cheek and dragged her to the backyard, where she saw Scheetz's lifeless body.
“Is he …?” the witness testified asking Segar. “‘Yeah, he's dead,'” she said Segar replied.
Houston also testified about seeing the two men laugh and chant “Gary's dead, Gary's dead” as they kicked and stomped the victim.
Segar, she said, appeared to be enjoying himself, adding that one of the men put a crack pipe in the victim's mouth and both men moved his lips, saying “Look at me, I'm a dead crack head.”
Neighborhood friend Rublin Lafebre testified about buying gasoline for Segar, who told him he needed it “to take care of something … take care of evidence, something of that nature.”