Paramedics tell of desperate efforts to save stabbing victim

A JURY has heard details of how paramedics tried to revive a man who had been stabbed in the chest at a Caboolture park, but that his heart was continuously "flat lined".

Jamie Lloyd Murray is on trial in Brisbane Supreme Court, accused of murdering Caboolture man Mark Hemmings after the pair fought over 50 cents.

The altercation began after Mr Murray asked Mr Hemmings for 50 cents when the pair met on Banksia St on December 17, 2012.

Mr Hemmings and his partner were walking home after eating at Trader Dukes.

Minutes later, after Mr Murray allegedly left the scene and they continued walking home, the couple met the accused murderer again on the edge of Bluebell Park, when he allegedly stabbed Mr Hemmings in the chest.

Mr Murray has pleaded guilty to Mr Hemmings's manslaughter but not guilty to murder.

A paramedic yesterday gave evidence about how they tried to revive Mr Hemmings.

The jury heard CPR was performed for about 25 minutes and Mr Hemmings was given numerous fluids to try to save him.

The jury also heard how a detective ran into Mr Murray when searching the area after the stabbing and that Mr Murray allowed his backpack to be searched and provided the police officer with identification.

The court heard Mr Murray was allegedly calm when police spoke to him.

When the trial opened last week, police prosecutor David Meredith said the weapon used to kill Mr Hemmings had never been found.

- APN NEWSDESK



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