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LIVE UPDATES: Barconey's nephew says he saw his uncle kill Nathaniel Reynaud

Ali Lee Barconey (Source: Lake Charles Police) Ali Lee Barconey (Source: Lake Charles Police)
William Lee Carter William Lee Carter
Bryant Anthony Payne Bryant Anthony Payne
Trevis Syntel Barber Trevis Syntel Barber
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The state’s final witness on Thursday was one of the three armed intruders in the 2014 Allen Street shooting. And he is Ali Barconey’s nephew.

William Lee Carter is Barconey's 23-year-old nephew. From the witness stand, he admitted it's hard to testify against his uncle. But Carter said he, Barconey, and a third man, Trevis Barber, were the three armed men who went into the house on Allen Street September 25, 2014.

Carter said he saw Barconey shoot Reynaud, first in the back and then in the head - both shots, said Carter, at close range.

According to Carter, the robbery was Trevis Barber's idea. He said Barber was the one who handed out weapons but he said only Barconey's had bullets in it.

In exchange for truthful testimony, Carter has been allowed to plead guilty to armed robbery, for which he expects to get a sentence of 15 years.

Earlier, the jury heard from Bryant Anthony Payne, who was also arrested in connection with the Allen Street shootings. Payne said sometime before the killing, he gave Barconey a .45 caliber revolver. Payne said Barconey said he needed a weapon to protect his family because there had been a break-in.

Payne denies being there during the Allen Street shootings and, when asked, denies killing Nathaniel Reynaud. Payne also testified that after the Allen Street killing, Barconey came around and bragged about it being "his work," and laughing.

Payne, who admitted he was illegally selling guns, has been allowed to plead guilty to two counts of illegal possession of a firearm and he has not yet been sentenced. Payne admitted he was allowed to do that in exchange for truthful testimony during the murder trial.

The defense attempted to suggest that Payne will say whatever is needed to convict Barconey in order to save his own skin.

Barconey and Payne have known each other since they were 13 or 14 where they grew up on the West Bank in New Orleans.

Carter also testified that neither Payne or a man known as "Warfare" were at the Allen Street house when the shootings occurred.

The state is expected to rest its case-in-chief Friday morning, at which point the defense will have a chance to put on witnesses.

KPLC's Theresa Schmidt has been in the courtroom covering the trial. Mobile users, click HERE to follow her live Twitter feed.

Lake Charles police say the house was a known drug house. Two other men were shot, but were treated and released.

About a month after the incident, five people were arrested in connection with the killing, but now, only Barconey stands charged with second-degree murder.

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