Jury deliberates fate of men implicated in attempted murder
THE jury trying two Sadliers Crossing men for attempted murder has entered deliberations to decide the men's fate.
Allen Lee Warwick and partner Anthony Scott Roy Warwick are charged with attempting to murder friend Graham Alan Livingstone in 2011.
The pair pleaded not guilty to the charge and have been on trial for more than a week.
Following the judge's summing up on Tuesday, the jury retired to deliberate the case.
There is an alternative charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent available to the jury if they are not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt Divo and Warwick intended to kill Mr Livingstone.
The jury heard Mr Livingstone went to Divo and Warwick's home on November 6, 2011, when he was stabbed in the chest.
Mr Livingstone and Warwick provided different accounts of what actually happened on the Challinor St veranda.
Mr Livingstone claimed Warwick had accused him of spreading rumours about his boyfriend, Divo.
He told police he tried to leave when he was stabbed.
However, the jury heard during the trial from Warwick, who said Mr Livingstone came to his house with a knife.
Warwick said he tried to get the knife out of Mr Livingstone's hand before the two ended up in a wrestle and Warwick grabbed a nearby baseball bat.
Warwick denied knowing he had stabbed Mr Livingstone at the time.