The widow of slain farmer Scott Guy broke down in court today as she recalled the morning he was killed.
Kylee Guy, taking the stand in the fourth day of Ewen MacDonald's trial in the High Court in Wellington, spoke about the morning of her husband's death.
She said her three-year-old son, Hunter, came into her bedroom at around 6.30am. She told the court she was watching TV with her son when he thought he heard sounds of a bike and said "Daddy's bike".
Kylee said she got up and looked out the window, "I saw police cars, and that's when I started to worry."
She said she also wondered why the gates were closed because she was not aware Scott was moving stock.
At first she said she did not think Scott was hurt but a work experience worker on the farm had been injured. She told the court she grabbed her son and a jacket and made her way to the front door.
Kylee said she collapsed after hearing the news from a police officer
"I came into the entry and then I just collapsed," Kylee said.
"Then I think Hunter started getting upset because I was upset, so I just went down to our bedroom cuddling him."
Phone records show Kylee made a phone call at 7.32am on the morning of her husband's death to family friend Jo Moss and told her to "Get down here quick". She then made another call to her mother in Hawke's Bay.
At 7.47am she made a call to Scott's parents. Kylee said she remembers Scott's father Bryan came to the house and made his way to the bedroom. They both made their way to the kitchen with Hunter and tried to calm him down as he was upset.
Kylee said the day before her husband was killed he was crutching and shearing sheep in the afternoon, and had been showing his father Bryan a new shed he had built.
She described how the family had dinner and had gone to bed not long after 7pm.
Defence lawyer Greg King asked Kylee if she recalled her husband made a 111 call on Sunday, July 4. She told the court she did and that it was because of a suspicious vehicle in the area.
Kylee then told the court a trip her husband took with MacDonald to Invercargill was positive for future plans and that he told her "it was really good to get to know Ewen".
She then went on to tell the court how her husband loved children and took great interest in his sister and the accused's four children prior to having his own.
Anna MacDonald, the sister of Scott Guy and the wife of the accused, has also given evidence today.
ONE News could not film Ewen MacDonald while his wife gave evidence, but the pair did not appear to acknowledge or even look at each other during her 25 minute appearance.
She told the court on the morning of the incident she had no recollection of what time Ewen MacDonald had got up, but she did recall being woken by her children and getting dressed when there were three loud bangs on her door.
It was her older sister Nikki Guy who told her Scott had been killed.
Yesterday Nikki Guy said MacDonald was upset and crying at the murder scene, but she wondered how he knew Scott had been shot so early on.
MacDonald was so adamant Scott had been shot that he twice corrected the man who found her brother's body, she said.
The court also heard today a friend of MacDonald's, who admitted vandalising a house belonging to the Guys with MacDonald, was in Queenstown at the time of the murder.
MacDonald, 32, is charged with murdering Guy, his brother-in-law, early on the morning of July 8, 2010. He is accused of killing him with a shotgun at the gates of the farm on Aorangi Road, Feilding, which they both worked on.
MacDonald has pleaded not guilty to murder.
The trial could last up to six weeks.