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Walsh's wife begged him not to die

AAP logoAAP 28/09/2016

As he laying bleeding from 20 stab wounds, Phil Walsh's wife begged him not to leave her.

Meredith Walshe called triple zero after the early morning attack at the family's Adelaide home on July 3 last year and as she pleaded for help, she also called out to her husband, court documents show.

"Don't die," she said.

"No Phil, please don't leave me. Phil, please don't leave me."

Minutes earlier Meredith had heard her son, Cy Walsh, trying to enter the house.

Though she opened the door for him, he walked around the back of the house.

Once inside, Cy pushed passed her and it was then she realised he was carrying a knife.

She screamed to warn her husband but he was still in bed when his son inflicted the first injuries.

"Phil sort of got up and tried to defend himself but there was blood everywhere," Meredith said in her statement.

A post mortem examination showed the 55-year-old former Adelaide Crows coach suffered stab wounds to his chest, neck, face and arms.

The fatal wounds were to his left lung and aorta which resulted in significant haemorrhaging.

In the Supreme Court on Wednesday Cy Walsh was found not guilty of his father's murder because of mental incompetence.

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