A man has told a Supreme Court jury today how an alleged murder victim remarked "I'm bleeding, I'm bleeding" before he and his group proceeded to repeatedly kick him as he lay on the road.
French national Thomas Camus, 24, has pleaded not guilty to the stabbing murder of Kristopher Dixon in the early hours of Christmas morning in 2011 in Broome. He allegedly stabbed Mr Dixon, 32, three times after Mr Dixon attacked the Frenchman's two friends.
The prosecution alleges Mr Dixon was stabbed up against a gate outside a local pub on Dampier Terrace, after which Mr Dixon was attacked by four men, one of whom he had fought with earlier inside the nightclub, Bungalow Bar.
Wallace Morseu gave evidence today that he was on the dance floor at Bungalow when his cousin Jermaine Reuben was punched by a stranger.
He said security threw that man out and he went outside and saw the stranger was "punching everybody around him."
Mr Morseu, who had been drinking heavily at a family celebration before going out, said further up the street he saw the man in the corner of a gate with a few people, but he did not see what happened in that spot because it was too quick.
"He approached me ... I saw blood on his chest," he said.
"He said I'm bleeding, I'm bleeding."
Mr Morseu said they both threw punches at each other, which missed, before the man ran across the road and stumbled.
He said he, Mr Reuben and two other men in their group, Simon Bin Swani and Toshio Nakata, kicked the man in his back and upper body while he was lying on the road.
Mr Morseu said his group then ran away "because we were doing the wrong thing."
Mr Morseu told the Broome jury he had already been sentenced after pleading guilty to assaulting Mr Dixon.
It is not alleged Mr Morseu and his group's attack on Mr Dixon caused or contributed to his death.
Under cross-examination, Mr Morseu said the man was aggressive outside the Bungalow Bar, taking off his shirt and challenging security guards and people to fight him. He said Mr Reuben had told him the man had hit him for no reason inside the club.
But Mr Dixon's girlfriend Teagane Ramirez and her cousin Samantha Thurlow have earlier testified that Mr Dixon retaliated after Mr Reuben appeared to deliberately shoulder him.
The jury has heard Mr Camus and his two friends crossed paths with Mr Dixon after he was evicted from the Bungalow Bar. The three Frenchman had been refused entry into the nightclub for being too drunk.
CCTV footage played to the jury allegedly shows Mr Camus taking something out of his pocket, which the prosecution suggests was a folding knife, and following Mr Dixon to the gate area after his two friends were assaulted. Jurors have been told Mr Dixon's blood was found on the accused man's clothes and shoes.
The trial continues.