A Mildenhall man has today gone on trial accused of stabbing to death his best friend during a drunken incident.
Andrew Turner, 49, is accused of using a six-inch bladed knife to stab Paul Bone so hard that a rib was broken before his heart was punctured in the early hours of December 20.
Mr Bone, 41, also of Mildenhall also sustained what the prosecution claim appear to be defence wounds to his hands.
Turner has pleaded not guilty to murder and the trial at Ipswich Crown Court is expected to last for up to a week and a half.
Today the jury heard allegations that after heavy drinking Turner stabbed Mr Bone and then told police that he had been involved in a struggle with Mr Bone who he alleged had tried to sexually assault his partner.
The court has heard how a neighbour calls emergency services after the woman arrived at his house in an ‘hysterically drunken mess’ and began making incoherent claims about a man being injured.
The body of Mr Bone was found outside the front door of the house.
Paramedics were unable to save Mr Bone who was declared dead at the scene while Turner was arrested on suspicion of murder.
The blade of the knife was found beside Mr Bone’s body while the handle was in the kitchen.
In a statement, Turner later accused Mr Bone of having assaulted him while holding the knife and had feared for his own life.
The trial continues.