Four plead not guilty to Christmas Day murder
FOUR men have pleaded not guilty to the brutal Christmas Day 2012 murder of Robert "Jessie" Jordan.
Anthony David Joseph Phillips, 29, Douglas Allan Phillips, 25, Michael Robert Selmes, 23, and Dallas Glenn Kincaid Dean, 35, pleaded not guilty in Brisbane Supreme Court to Mr Jordan's murder.
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash said the four men were part of an "extended family" gathered at the Phillips family home in Caboolture at Christmas.
He said after eating Christmas lunch the four got into a car to search for Mr Jordan.
Mr Cash alleged a sister of the Phillips brothers had claimed Mr Jordan had inappropriately touched her in the past.
Mr Cash said Mr Deans was overheard telling someone on the phone that "Jessie is going to die".
They allegedly tracked Mr Jordan down to his Morayfield home. There Mr Cash said Anthony and Douglas Phillips went inside and asked Mr Jordan to come out to talk.
Mr Cash said when Mr Jordan walked outside Anthony Phillips attacked him and slammed his head into a wooden fence. The other three then allegedly joined in the attack.
Mr Cash said the four punched, kicked and stomped on Mr Jordan in a "vicious" and "brutal" attack which caused internal bleeding that killed Mr Jordan.
"These four men did, by assaulting Mr Jordan ... undoubtedly cause his death," Mr Cash said.
"There can be no serious lawful justification for what they did."
The trial is set to go for 20 days.
- ARM NEWSDESK