A court has heard that a young man was mocked when he was dying on the sidewalk after being allegedly involved in a fight.
22-year-old Jack Hanley (pictured) died in 2017 after a fatal blow in a six-man brawl on Hindley Street in Adelaide
22-year-old Jack Hanley died after being hit by a fatal blow in a six-man brawl on Hindley Street in Adelaide in 2017, The Advertiser reported.
The man accused of throwing the blow, Reece Watherston, 21, was not guilty of manslaughter at the Supreme Court, and his lawyer denied claims that his client was the one who mocked Hanley when he was dying .
An eyewitness to the dispute, Christopher Jones, told the court that he had arrived at the scene to see four men gathered in a four-on-two battle for two other men.
He said Hanley was one of the two-man group.
"(Mr. Hanley) fell like a tree at the base, quite stiff. (Watherston) started mocking him and shouting at him that he couldn't take a hit, that he was a" bitch "," he told the court.
& # 39; He made these comments when (Mr. Hanley) cramped to the ground, he was not worried.
"He called him a" little bitch that trembles on the floor and can't take a hit, "then he left the scene."
Mr. Jones said he hadn't seen who threw the punch or threw the punch, but he saw Mr. Hanley fall to the ground.
The man who was accused of throwing the blow, Reece Watherston (21) (center) did not plead guilty to manslaughter at the Supreme Court, and his lawyer denied claims that he was the one who mocked Hanley when he was at Dying lay
Watherston lawyers said Mr. Jones' description of the attackers did not match the footage of the incident recorded on mobile phones and CCTV cameras.
They also said that their client was not the man who mocked Mr. Hanley.
The court was informed that all the men involved in the fight were said to have drunk a cocktail of drugs such as cannabis, MDMA, and laughing gas.
Mr. Jones admitted that it was possible that one of the other men at the Hanley crime scene mocked when he was dying.
The Supreme Court process continues.
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