BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Megan Kinberger was brought into the courtroom in shackles to testify against her ex-boyfriend Jeremy Radau.
The prosecution asked Kinberger about September 19, 2009 when Charles Pickell was murdered. Quietly Kinberger said, "He hit Mr. Pickell."
Now that Kinberger is serving a 40 year sentence for her part in Pickell's death she admitted for the first time to seeing Radau beat Pickell with a bat. Kinberger testified she previously lied under oath because she was scared her punishment would be worse if she admitted to seeing the beating.
But Radau's attorney was not buying it and had Kinberger read a letter aloud she wrote to Radau while in jail.
"But just so you know, I won't go against you again," Kinberger read. "The last letter I got from you said what you did on my birthday, so my motion was tit for tat."
Then told the courtroom Radau slept with Kinberger's sister on her birthday and Kinberger confirmed. The prosecution then stood up and asked Kinberger if she was trying to get back at her ex with her testimony. She said, "No."
Kinberger also told the jury about the events that led up to Pickell's murder. She said she and Radau were out partying with friends, burglarized a bar in Gulfport, and then went to Beauvoir Manor Apartments to rob Pickell.
Radau took money, she said, and then began beating him. When they left Pickell's apartment, Kinberger said Pickell was still alive.
Later that evening, police found Pickell's body in his apartment covered in blood.
Biloxi Police Investigator Richard Brett described Pickell's injuries. "He had numerous injuries on the forehead, head and bruises on the eyes."
Brett also told jurors a bloody bat was found in Radau's car.
During the trial, Radau appeared unmoved. During the break, he was smiling and waving at people watching the trial.
The prosecution still has other witnesses they plan to call to the stand before Radau's attorney can present her side of the case. WLOX News will continue to follow this case and bring you updates on WLOX News and WLOX.com.