Murder accused Wayne Froud instructed jurors his alleged sufferer was “alright” when he left him but admitted using violence on him.
Sean Mason suffered a list of accidents throughout an alleged brutal revenge beating in May and died from head and facial accidents, a court docket has heard.
Prosecutors declare Froud and Steven Milroy, who ran a “drug dealing enterprise”, killed Mr Mason in a “retribution” beating as a result of they suspected he, together with others, had stolen from them.
Froud and Milroy deny murder and are being tried by a jury at Newcastle Crown Court.
Speaking from the witness field, Froud has admitted he threw “about 5” punches at Mr Mason when he arrived at Milroy’s flat and took a video recording of the injured man on a cellphone.
Jurors have seen footage and heard Froud say Mr Mason through the recording “Goodnight, God bless, that is all I’ve acquired to say to you boy, goodbye”.
Froud instructed jurors he had confronted and punched Mr Mason earlier than the recording was taken but mentioned the that means behind his phrases was “that is it, I wash my palms with you, get your self away”.
He instructed the court docket after the punches he threw at Mr Mason: “He was alright, he was on his toes, he was standing.”
Froud instructed jurors Mr Mason and Milroy began arguing after the punches he dished out.
Froud added: “I mentioned I’ve had sufficient of this, that is sufficient for me like, I’m out. I needed nothing extra to do with it.”
He added that Mr Mason was alive when he left the flat and “went about my enterprise”.
He added: “At no time in any respect did I feel Sean Mason was going to die, by no means. That’s why I left and acquired on with my day.”
Froud denied having any intention to kill or trigger critical hurt when questioned by his barrister Dapinder Singh QC.
Froud, 36, of Wensleydale Avenue, and Milroy, 47, of Avondale Avenue, each in Penshaw, Sunderland, deny murder.
The trial continues.