Doctor tells stabbing victim he's 'lucky to be alive'
A MAN who jumped off a veranda after he was stabbed because he allegedly bad mouthed his friend's boyfriend was very lucky to survive the injury, a court has heard.
Graham Alan Livingstone had gone to visit his friend's Sadliers Crossing home on November 6, 2011, and was met with an underwear-clad Anthony Scott Roy Warwick, in the front yard.
Accepting Warwick's invitation to go inside and leaving another friend in the car behind him, Livingstone walked up the front steps of the old Queenslander and spotted an allegedly bat-wielding man to his left.
That man was Allen Lee Divo, Warwick's boyfriend.
The moments leading up to the alleged stabbing of Mr Livingstone were recounted on Monday in the Supreme Court, where Divo and Warwick were on trial.
Warwick and Divo have pleaded not guilty to attempting to murder Mr Livingstone.
Crown Prosecutor Dzenita Balic told the jury they would hear from Mr Livingstone, who would say Warwick went inside his home, leaving him with an armed Divo on the veranda.
Ms Balic said Mr Livingstone remembered Warwick accusing him of talking about his boyfriend.
The jury heard as Mr Livingstone turned to leave and was allegedly stabbed on his right side, underneath his arm.
Ms Balic said the knife went through his ribs and into his heart.
Mr Livingstone then jumped off the veranda, the jury heard, when his friend in the waiting car spotted him struggling.
Ms Balic said the friend got Mr Livingstone in the car and took him to the hospital.
She said the jury would hear from an Ipswich Hospital doctor who claimed Mr Livingstone was very lucky to be alive.
"He would have died but for immediate medical attention," Ms Balic said the doctor would recall.
When police went to the Sadliers Crossing home, Warwick had left.
Police found Divo hosing the veranda in his boxer shorts.
If the jury are not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt Divo and Warwick committed attempted murder, there is an alternative charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
The Crown argued Warwick is the "doer" in this case while Divo is the assister.
The trial continues.