Three men plead not guilty to SA murder

Three men have pleaded not guilty to a 2016 murder and are to stand trial in the South Australian Supreme Court.

Jesse Daniel James Hunt, Korri Gebhardt and Mikal George Frederick Harold Higgins faced Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday, when a long-term suppression on their identities was lifted.

The men are charged with the murder of Ben Gravett, who died outside a house in suburban Adelaide in December, 2016.

At an earlier hearing, the court heard Mr Gravett was playing darts at the home of another man when the trio arrived to collect that man's drug debt.

Prosecutors said Mr Gravett told the men to leave his friend alone, before Hunt retrieved a chisel from his car and the three bashed, kicked and stabbed him.

On Wednesday, counsel for Hunt said Gebhardt has been granted home detention bail and asked that her client also be considered for release.

Magistrate Paul Foley ordered a report be prepared as to Hunt's suitability for home detention, and he will reappear in the Magistrates Court on June 6.

All three men will appear in the Supreme Court on June 25 for arraignment.