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Jury finds man guilty of Vic hotel murder

AAP logoAAP 11/10/2016 Caitlin Guilfoyle

A man has been found guilty of murder after stabbing a man in the neck in a Melbourne hotel room.

The killer, who can't be identified, attacked the 40-year-old victim after the pair began fighting in the room in mid-2015.

He denied it was murder, saying the crown couldn't prove he deliberately stuck the knife into the victim or that he wasn't acting in self-defence.

A jury found him guilty of murder on Tuesday.

The victim went to the hotel room with a woman on the afternoon before his death, the court heard.

They smoked ice, watched pornography and had sex before leaving to go pick up a friend, the crown prosecutor told the trial.

The woman was also involved in a sexual relationship with the accused man, and all three ended up back at the hotel later on.

The woman and the accused man ordered room service, had sex and used drugs in the room while the other man was out, the crown said.

The men began fighting when the victim arrived back, and he was stabbed through the throat.

She said the woman was screaming, but the killer said: "F*** him, he's all right. I know first aid. He's not going to die".

The woman called Triple-0 and the convicted man left the hotel, going to a friend's place.

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