An Adelaide man accused of murdering his housemate over an ongoing dispute about web utilization has gone on trial, with prosecutors alleging the sufferer was struck greater than 30 occasions throughout an assault that occurred over a number of hours.
- Nikola Milosevic, 39, is accused of murdering his housemate in 2019
- The Supreme Court docket was advised he used gadgets together with a wheelie bin to bash Danny Barber to demise
- Mr Barber was allegedly struck greater than 30 occasions over a number of hours
The jury was immediately advised Nikola Milosevic, 39, allegedly used a baseball bat, wheelie bin and bicycle to bash 52-year-old Danny Barber to demise at their North Plympton share home on August 23, 2019.
Mr Milosevic has admitted to Mr Barber’s manslaughter however has pleaded not responsible to his homicide.
In a gap submission immediately, prosecutor Carmen Matteo advised the jury Mr Milosevic had known as triple zero at 3:09am and advised the operator he had “simply obtained dwelling and he did not know what occurred however it regarded like somebody had overwhelmed his housemate up and he was in a foul manner”.
“By 3:50pm, Danny Barber was pronounced useless.”
Ms Matteo stated Mr Milosevic advised emergency crews that he didn’t know what had occurred to the useless man and “he went on to repeat that line to police” for a number of hours.
“The prosecution alleges he beat Danny Barber to demise,” she stated.
Observe was ‘knifed’ to the door
Ms Matteo advised the jury that three different males lived within the share home on the time of Mr Barber’s killing.
She stated every had detailed a long-running dispute between Mr Milosevic and Mr Barber over the family web, and one of many males advised police that “when the web would minimize out, Danny Barber would come into the home yelling and blaming the accused for that”.
“Earlier within the night time (of the killing), Danny Barber had come into the home shouting about issues with the web and ended up pulling the ability cable from the modem,” Ms Matteo stated.
Ms Matteo stated that, shortly after that, Mr Barber smashed Mr Milosevic’s bed room window and “knifed” a handwritten notice to his bed room door.
The prosecution stated Mr Milosevic was not at dwelling on the time however returned dwelling late within the night of August 22.
Ms Matteo advised jurors that one in every of Mr Milosevic’s housemates had advised police he noticed him stroll out of his bed room with a baseball bat and into the yard the place Mr Barber – who was drunk – was urinating on a fence.
“He noticed the accused use the baseball bat to strike down Danny Barber. Mr Barber was yelling ‘tougher, tougher’ and the accused continued to strike him,” she stated.
Ms Matteo stated the housemate ended up “going again to his bed room, he simply did not wish to get entangled”.
“He noticed the accused carry the wheelie bin down and strike it on Mr Barber, on the pinnacle.”
She stated the housemate had “smoked some hashish for its calming impact and it is doable that triggered him to dose off”.
The eight-day trial continues.
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