A man who admitted guarding a missing businesswoman alleged to have been murdered broke down in tears as he told a court about what happened to her.
David Parker said he heard Lynda Spence cry out "no Colin" moments after murder accused Colin Coats told him: "I'm taking her thumb."
He said Coats and co-accused Philip Wade arrived at his flat in Meadowfoot Road, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, where Ms Spence was being held, "every day, systematically," and inflicted violence on her.
As he wept in the witness stand at the High Court in Glasgow, Parker was asked by solicitor general Lesley Thomson QC, prosecuting: "Are you thinking about what happened to Ms Spence at the moment?"
The witness nodded in reply.
Parker, 38, was accused of murdering the 27-year-old financial adviser who has not been seen since April 2011, along with Paul Smith, 47. But they were cleared of murder last week after they pleaded guilty to holding Ms Spence against her will, assaulting her and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.
Parker and Smith will be sentenced at a later date.
Coats and Wade, both 42, are still on trial accused of abducting, torturing and murdering Ms Spence, which they deny.
Giving evidence for the Crown, Parker said he was approached by Smith at the start of April 2011, who asked if it was possible to let his flat out for a couple of days.
He said he agreed and that he was not living at the Meadowfoot Road property since October 2010 because of problems with flooding.