A jury has heard that one of the men accused of stabbing to death a 17-year-old student in his Cardiff home is said to have visited a shop to ask about buying gloves on the day of the incident.
Aamir Siddiqi, 17, was stabbed on the doorstep of his home in Roath, Cardiff, in April 2010.
Ben Hope and Jason Richards have denied murdering the 17-year-old and attempting to murder his parents.
Today the jury heard a statement from a Cardiff shop owner who claimed the men visited the shop on the day Aamir was stabbed. The statement claimed that one of them bought a reel of tape before asking whether the shop sold gloves.
The trial continues at Swansea Crown Court.