A panicked driver yelled "Jett get up, get up, let's go" to a bleeding man lying on a Sydney roadway, a murder trial has been told.
"He looked like someone with a lot of freckles, but when I approached I noticed it was blood splatter," witness Saz Danovski told the NSW Supreme Court on Friday.
Jett McKee's head was sliced with a samurai sword in broad daylight in the middle of a road at Forest Lodge on August 10, 2018.
Hannah Quinn, 26, and Blake Davis, 31, have pleaded not guilty to murdering the 30-year-old, while she has also denied a charge of being an accessory after the fact to murder.
The Crown has alleged Frank O'Connor and Mr McKee, who had a balaclava, knuckledusters and a blank-firing gun, planned to rob the couple, said to be drug dealers.
After Mr O'Connor drove them there and McKee entered the home, the couple are accused of chasing him down the street before Davis struck him with the sword.
Mr Danovski told the jury of seeing a car in the middle of the road next to an object which he had first thought was a dog and then realised was a person.
He then thought the person had been hit by the car, so parked his delivery van, saw people gathered and a man told him someone had got shot.
"I saw the deceased lying on the ground and someone standing over him calling 'Jett, get up, get up, let's go'," he said.
The man was quite animated and in a panicked state.
"I said is that his name, do you know him, are you his mate?".
The man tried to grab the person on the road, lifting him no more than an inch which is when Mr Danovski saw blood spilling out from the back.
He told the man to let him go as he was bleeding.
The man "gave me a cold stare" before backing towards the car and driving off.
The man on the ground was gasping for air and his eyes were twitching.
"That is when I noticed his head was split open," Mr Danovski.
"It was a large slice from the back of the head and didn't look like a shot."
Carpenter Michael Mullan was working nearby and having lunch when he heard "a guy running up the road", followed by a woman and a man wearing only boxers who was carrying a long sword.
The woman, who had "strange-coloured hair" and tattoos, was shouting "who the hell are you".
"Me and my colleague looked at each other in disbelief and said 'was that a sword?'," Mr Mullen said.
He heard a "really loud bang, crack, like a slapping noise" and saw the first man on the ground covered in blood with a large gash on his head.
He struggled to get up while the couple ran into an alleyway.
Mr Mullan said someone pointed out a balaclava, gun and knuckledusters on the ground .
He said he had not seen a gun in anyone's possession at any stage at all.
"Did you see anyone holding the gun, pointing a gun," prosecutor Chris Taylor asked.
"No," the witness replied.
Under cross-examination, he agreed his police statement said: "I didn't see if he was carrying anything."
The defence have raised self-defence, contending Mr McKee was holding the gun at Quinn when Davis struck him with the sword.
The trail continues before Justice Natalie Adams.