TWO men have pleaded not guilty to murdering Wangaratta man Nathan Day.
The bespectacled pair, who were wearing tracksuit pants, sneakers and T-shirts, stated "not guilty" when asked by magistrate Michelle Mykytowcyz for a plea on the charge of murder.
Mr Day's family, including his mother, were praised by Ms Mykytowcyz for their composure after having listened to at times graphic evidence.
She said she wanted to "compliment you" for your "decent manner".
Earlier on Tuesday morning the last witnesses in the committal testified.
The pastor at Wangaratta Victory Church Bruce Hordern told of his dealings with Mr Day, who he first met in November 2016 as part of a program for the homeless.
He said Mr Day, whose body was found in September 2018, took drugs and could be very moody when drunk.
"He would often become combative, throwing off his backpack and puffing up his chest," Mr Hordern said.
The pastor told of a big fight between Mr Day and McNamara before Christmas 2017 where "both were making threats of going to get their team to take the other side down".
Mr Hordern said the pair made peace but their friendship never returned to the same level,
He said on July 26, 2018, the last day he saw Mr Day alive, he heard from him about a list of people he had concerns about, including Dunn and McNamara.
Mr Hordern also told of how he advised Betty Torney not to provide accommodation to Mr Day because of his drinking and associates.
He said he had received reports that when Mr Day became really intoxicated he "would expose himself".
Despite those warnings, Ms Torney took in Mr Day and later told Mr Hordern of how he and his colleagues were ingesting the drug ice at the rear of her property.
The final witness, police informant Detective Leading Senior Constable Peter Towner said McNamara had been charged with damaging a letterbox and car door.
He also said Mr Day was charged with criminal damage, affray, recklessly causing injury and assault in relation to an incident with McNamara in December 2017.
McNamara and Dunn were remanded in custody to face a filing hearing in the Supreme Court in Melbourne next week with a trial date to be set.