A Winnipeg courtroom heard a second day of testimony from accused killer Corey Tymchyshyn on Wednesday.

Tymchyshyn and Kristopher Brincheski are on trial for the killing of 22-year-old Chad Davis, who was found stuffed in a barrel, wrapped in industrial-style plastic and floating down the Lee River near Lac du Bonnet, Man.

Both are facing charges of first-degree murder in the man’s death.

On Wednesday, Tymchyshyn was cross-examined and spent much of the morning recounting his relationship with a man named Al Hallson, who had run a grow-op with him.

Chad Davis

The remains of Chad Davis, 22, were discovered inside a barrel that had been floating near the shoreline of the Lee River in July 2008. (Police handout)

Tymchyshyn admitted to threatening Hallson’s life, telling him he needed to be more careful in keeping the grow-op a secret.

He also admitted to telling Hallson the last man who messed up like this ended up in a barrel.

At the time, Tymchyshyn was on bail for murder with a $100,000 surety.

The court has already heard Davis was a cocaine dealer who was trying to collect a $10,000 debt from Tymchyshyn.

On Tuesday, Tymchyshyn pointed the finger at his co-accused, Brincheski, saying the man had beat Davis to death with a hammer after being pistol-whipped by Davis.

He then admitted to wrapping up Davis, putting him in a barrel, drilling holes in that barrel and dumping him in a river.