Australia Court hears alleged murderer Joshua Higgins had been on two-day ice trip before stabbing death of Canberra man Jae-Ho Oh
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The man accused of murdering Canberra man Jae-Ho Oh had been awake for two days on an ice trip before the killing, a Canberra court has heard.
Joshua Higgins, 32, went on trial for murder in the ACT Supreme Court today, charged over the stabbing death of Mr Oh in his home in Canberra's north two years ago.
Prosecutor Trent Hickey told the court Mr Oh was stabbed multiple times in the back, including the back of his neck, that he had been hit several times with a TV speaker, and when police found him he was laying underneath a TV screen.
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The court heard Mr Higgins had gone to stay at Mr Oh's house when he was asked by his mother not to come home after losing some money gambling.
Mr Hickey told the jury the pair were friends and had been drinking heavily in the day leading up to the incident.
Mr Higgins's lawyer Kieran Ginges told the court his client had finally fallen asleep after his ice trip, when he woke to find Mr Oh on top of him.
He said his client panicked.
Mr Ginges said it was Mr Oh who grabbed the knife first, at which point Mr Higgins took it off him to defend himself, before fleeing the townhouse.
He told the jury that in the aftermath, Mr Higgins was telling people outside he had been sexually assaulted and someone was trying to kill him.
The court heard police were called to the home on Hall Best Lane in Gungahlin about 2:00am on March 11, 2019.
One police officer administered CPR on Mr Oh but he died at the scene.
Mr Higgins was arrested a short time later.
The court heard Mr Higgins later made an admission to police.
"I stabbed him," he said.
"I stabbed him heaps, I stabbed him all over."
But Mr Ginges told the jury that did not mean it was murder.
"He agrees he engaged in a physical altercation," he said.
"But not that it was murder."
The trial is expected to run for four weeks.
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