A Bega man who fatally stabbed his uncle dozens of times is due to find out whether a judge has found him guilty of murder.
Warren Anthony Scott, 38, repeatedly stabbed his uncle Edward “Eddie” Carter in his mother's Eden home in April 2019.
His defence has argued the incident constitutes as manslaughter but the Crown has rejected this plea.
The judge-alone trial before Justice Natalie Adams was told Scott was seen drunk “hundreds of times” before but never looking so “evil and possessed”.
He had earlier threatened his mother with a knife twice before she left to seek help and the police were called.
An attending officer said Scott drew the curtains to hide the hostage situation and continuously yelled “f*** off pigs go away,” to their questions.
An “emotionless” Scott was later seen holding the blade right between his victim's eyes before thuds were heard travelling around the house.
Mr Carter was then heard yelling that he had been stabbed and goading Scott who replied that he was going to watch him “bleed out”.
Officers barged in and performed CPR but Mr Carter was pronounced dead shortly after.
While on a drinking spree Scott was known to stop taking his medication for paranoid schizophrenia, diabetes, and epilepsy.
The two family members had displayed no animosity before the night in question.
Psychiatrist Dr Kerri Eagle assessed Scott and submitted to the court that there was no hard evidence he was suffering schizophrenic symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions on the day of the stabbing.
While his excessive alcohol consumption may have precipitated a psychosis his responsive actions showed that he was cognitively aware to a degree.
Dr Olav Nielssen said a number of witness accounts of his completely unusual demeanour could have indicated a state of mind arising from his underlying mental illness.
Justice Adams is scheduled to deliver her verdict in the Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon.Internet Explorer Channel Network