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Witness says murder victim told captor `just shoot me'

As he was dragged from a boozy birthday party, moments before he was set aflame and beheaded, a black man begged two white friends to "just shoot me," a witness testified.

One of the two men accused of killing Garnett Johnson had, hours earlier, told his girlfriend of plans to "kill a Negro," Christy Harden testified Tuesday at a preliminary hearing.Louis Ceparano, 42, is charged with capital murder in Johnson's death July 25 outside a backwoods trailer in southwest Virginia. Emmett Cressell Jr., 36, is charged with first-degree murder.