A murder accused told a friend he reversed over a pensioner in a 4x4, a trial has heard.
Christopher Grenfell is accused of killing 76-year-old James Simpson by running over him while stealing his Land Rover Discovery.
On Tuesday, the High Court in Glasgow heard from Neil Loggie, who spoke to Grenfell about the incident at Mr Simpson's home in the village of Ashgill, near South Lanarkshire's Larkhall.
Mr Loggie said: "He (Grenfell) told me Mr Simpson came out the house, tried to pull him out of the car and he reversed over the top of him."
Advocate depute Andrew Stewart QC asked Mr Loggie: "Did he say where Mr Simpson was when he drove away?"
The witness replied: "He was lying on the ground at the kerb." He also told the court that Grenfell had said he felt "a bump" while reversing the vehicle.
Grenfell denies killing Mr Simspon during the vehicle robbery on November 29 last year.
The 25-year-old is joined in the dock by 24-year-old co-accused William MacVicar, who is not charged with murder but is accused of acting with Grenfell and others to conspire to carry out car thefts.
The alleged plot includes a claim that they broke into Mr Simpson's home and stole a set of keys before taking the Land Rover.
Grenfell and MacVicar are also charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice. The trial, before Judge Lord Burns, continues.