A man on trial for murder told his half sister how he shot a man in a bathroom, a court heard.
Jodey Harrison gave evidence in the trial where her relative, Colin Webster, is accused along with three other men of murdering Jordan Stapleton at his home in Leeds.
A jury at Leeds Crown Court has heard Mr Stapleton, 21, was blasted to death in the bathroom of his home as his four-year-old son slept in the next room.
The prosecution allege Webster, Cyrus Hanley, Jake Looby and Luke Toner carried out a planned “execution” at the house on Beckhill Chase, Meanwood, on April 16 as they believed Mr Stapleton was a police informant.
Ms Harrison told the court how Webster made the revelation to her and others in the kitchen of a house where a child’s birthday party was being held on May 5.
She said Webster made the claims after the conversation turned to Mr Stapleton’s death.
Richard Wright, QC, prosecuting, asked Ms Harrison: “How did the conversation go?”
She replied: “Colin was on about that he had gone up some steps and banged the bathroom door open and fired a gun.”
The prosecutor asked: “Who was saying that?” She replied: “Colin”
Mr Wright continued: “And who was Colin saying had done those things?” Ms Harrison said: “Him.”
Ms Harrison described how her half brother appeared “giddy” when he was describing the incident. She said: “When he gets giddy he kind of rubs his eyes. Kind of excited sort of thing.”
Mr Wright then asked: “Did he say anything else?” She said: “He just said that the (front) door had got opened by Cyrus. That he (Webster) had run up the stairs. The bathroom door had opened and that was it, basically.”
Mr Wright asked Miss Harrison what she did after hearing Webster’s claims. She said: “I was kind of shocked that he said it so I just went out of the room for a cig.”
The prosecutor asked: “How did you feel?” She replied: “I was shocked. He is my little brother. I didn’t think he would be able to do that.”
Hanley, 19, of Miles Hill View, Potternewton; Webster, 19, of Bayswater Row, Harehills; Toner, 20, of Beckhill Chase, Meanwood, and Looby, of Miles Hill Street, Potternewton, all plead not guilty to murder.