The trial of a Derry man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend Jean Quigley has heard that she told him a week or two before her death that she wanted him "out of her life". Thirty-seven-year-old Stephen Cahoon, of Harvey Street in Derry, denies murdering the 30 year-old pregnant mother-of-four at her home in Cornshell Fields in Derry in July 2008. An ex-partner of Ms Quigley's mother, Gerard Merrigan, told the court that he and Jean's mother went to her house at Cornshell Fields and he heard Jean say to the accused: "There's your clothes, I want you to leave, I want you out of my life." He said that, when Mr Cahoon tried to talk to her, she said: "No, I want you to go." He said afterwards she was shaking and upset. He said that, on the day Jean's body was found, her mother told him she had been phoning Jean all day and there was no answer. She said she didn't know where she was. She rang him that night in a hysterical state, saying Jean was dead. Christopher Coyle, who babysat Jean's children three days before her death, said Jean came home in the early hours of the morning and Steven Cahoon knocked at the window. When he came in, his voice was slightly raised and Mr Coyle said Jean asked him to stay until the accused left. He said Jean said she was pregnant and didn't trust the accused with the child and would move house. He said the accused indicated that he would take her to court over the baby.