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Stabbing victim armed himself: Melb court

AAP logoAAP 9/11/2016 Kaitlyn Offer

A man had armed himself with three knives before he was fatally stabbed in the neck during a fight outside a Melbourne house, a court has been told.

Trevor Doherty is charged with murdering Christopher Stevens at a house in Seaford on December 14, 2015.

Witness Wesley Robinson told a committal hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Wednesday how he watched an already-injured Mr Stevens come into the Carder Avenue house and take three knives from the kitchen.

At the time of the attack, Mr Robinson was staying at the house with his girlfriend Katerina Galetkova, and fellow witnesses William Kelson and Trudie Winton.

Mr Robinson said earlier in the day Mr Stevens was moving some belongings from the Seaford house to Doherty's.

Mr Stevens had left with Doherty in a car, but later that night Mr Stevens came back yelling at the front door, Mr Robinson said.

Mr Stevens went into the kitchen, grabbing three knives, and as he came out, Doherty appeared at the front door, Mr Robinson said.

"They were both aggressive and coming towards each other," Mr Robinson told the court.

Mr Stevens and Doherty then went outside and Mr Robinson followed, he said, and was soon helping Mr Stevens sit down because he was wounded in the neck.

"He said 'why didn't you get him'," Mr Robinsons recalled.

Mr Robinson told the court he told Doherty to "f*** off" and the accused man walked away.

On Monday, Mr Kelson told the court he was sleeping on a couch when Mr Stevens returned to the house to get the knives.

He said as Mr Stevens went into the kitchen, he noticed Mr Stevens was already injured on his lower body.

Police witnesses on Monday told the hearing after emergency services were called to the property a stand-off took place.

The hearing continues.

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