Urangan woman sheltered bloodied neighbours, court hears
A URANGAN woman sheltered two bloodied neighbours in her home before confronting their alleged attacker in the street and running for help, a court has heard.
Katrina Lightley heard what she thought was play fighting inside unit 23 at Sea Shells on Charlton Esplanade on November 18, 2008.
Shortly after she heard a knock on her door and opened it to see her neighbour, Robin Neville Drury, asking for help after being stabbed.
Soon after Mr Drury's flatmate, Rodney Michael Pettitt, came to Mrs Lightley's house seeking help after allegedly escaping third flatmate, Eric Roger Frederick Heuer.
Heuer is on trial in the Supreme Court in Brisbane after pleading not guilty to attempting to murder Mr Drury, 23, and Mr Pettitt, 20.
Crown Prosecutor Brendan Campbell told the court on Monday that Mrs Lightley faced a problem because she had no phone in her house to call the police.
Mrs Lightley went outside her home and saw Heuer.
She allegedly saw Heuer shirtless with a rope around his neck and holding a knife, Mr Campbell said.
Heuer allegedly told Mrs Lightley "you are now involved" and "let me in the unit, I'm going to polish them off".
Mr Campbell told the jury they would hear from Mrs Lightley who would give evidence she told Heuer "no".
Mrs Lightley alleges she told Heuer: "My husband is going to be here in a minute and he is going to f**k you up".
Mr Campbell said Mrs Lightley then ran down the street and called police as the accused walked down towards the beach.
Mr Campbell told the jury Mr Drury woke up on the couch, in the unit he shared with Heuer and Mr Pettitt, to Heuer allegedly stabbing him with a knife.
The jury heard Mr Drury ran up the stairs, losing his boxer shorts on the way, while Heuer allegedly continued to stab him in his neck and back.
Mr Campbell said Mr Pettitt came out of his room to see a bloodied Mr Drury.
Heuer is accused of also stabbing Mr Pettitt as Mr Drury jumped off the balcony and ran next door for help.
Mr Pettitt followed not long after.
Mr Campbell told the jury they would hear from witnesses who saw Heuer prior to the alleged stabbing and described him as "happy as Larry".
The trial continues.