A man has denied shooting dead two teenage friends at a New Year party in a botched revenge attack for his broth-er's murder.
Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare were killed out-side a hairdresser's salon in Aston, Birmingham, in the early hours of January 2, 2003.
Nathan Martin went into the witness box at Leicester Crown Court to tell jurors he played no part in the drive-by shooting.
Prosecutor Timothy Raggatt QC accused the 26-year-old of being "blinded by hatred" after the murder of his brother, Yohanne, when he discharged the murder weapon into party-goers outside Uniseven.
It is alleged he was part of a gang carrying out a revenge attack on rival gang members.
They missed their targets, the prosecution claims, and the girls were fatally injured. But Martin - one of four people in the dock for the double murder - told the jury he played no part in the shootings. "(Prosecution witness) Mark Brown was right, wasn't he, when he said he saw you in the process of taking a gun out of (co-accused) Ellis's hands?" asked Mr Raggatt.
Martin replied: "I was not involved in any shooting."
The court had previously heard how Martin had lied in police interviews after his arrest about the purchase of the Ford Mondeo used in the murders and a mobile phone allegedly used by the killers.
Martin claims a man called 'Dreads' could be to blame for the shootings. He told the court he travelled to Northampton with him to buy the Mondeo.
The prosecution claims Dreads is a fictitious character invented by Martin or a "stooge" used by the defendant to buy the Mondeo. Martin, of South Road, Smethwick, says he was at a family party, then his girlfriend's at the time of the shootings.
The trial continues.