Catastrophic injuries: Witness recalls alleged sword attack
THE house-mate of a man killed by a samurai sword has recalled standing face-to-face with his friend as the weapon smashed through a hollow door and pierced his neck.
Jaydon Stevens told the Supreme Court in Mackay Tyrone 'Tubby' Baynton had tried to stop "three masked men" forcing their way into their unit.
Crown prosecutor Caroline Marco was told Mr Baynton had leaned up against the unit's failing door with his shoulder to prevent the three men from entering.
That's when the prosecution allege Mala Owen Geissler jammed the sword through the door, causing catastrophic injuries to Mr Baynton, including a severed carotid artery, sliced trachea and perforated right lung.
Prosecution witness Mr Stevens, 20, was being questioned during the second day of Mala Owen Geissler's murder trial.
Geissler's accused of murdering Mr Baynton at a unit block on Arcturus Street, North Mackay on October 11, 2015.
Mr Stevens kept his head bowed as he underwent lengthy questioning by Ms Marco and defence barrister Tim Ryan.
He recounted the clothing worn by the three men not known to him - Geissler and accomplices Jeremy Abell and Joshua Wales - though Mr Ryan picked apart differences in evidence given during a committal last year.
Mr Ryan asked Mr Stevens whether he remembered saying a man who bailed him up in the unit with a "machete" after Tyrone was stabbed was "white-skinned".
While Mr Stevens remembered "being asked questions", he said he "couldn't remember" the complexion of that man more than two years on.
The court also heard from four other witnesses on Wednesday, though their appearances took much less time than Mr Stevens or the first prosecution witness, Jeremy Abell.
Queensland Police officers Sergeant Darren Nolan recalled being the first officer on the scene and his futile resuscitation attempts on Mr Baynton.
Forensic photography expert Senior Constable Jason Lenz spoke about specialist software he'd used to capture 360 degree images of the crime scene and surrounding area.
Pathologist Nigel Buxton was questioned about the grievous injuries inflicted on Mr Baynton, and Senior Constable Benjamin Phipps spoke briefly about his evidence gathering as a scenes of crimes officer.
The trial continues.