Photos show gruesome scene where rapper allegedly hacked to death with sword in Forest Lodge, Sydney
Gruesome photos have shown the aftermath of a rapper allegedly being hacked to death with a samurai sword in a leafy Sydney street.
Jett McKee’s head was allegedly sliced with the weapon in broad daylight in the middle of a road on Hereford Street at inner-city Forest Lodge on August 10, 2018.
Hannah Quinn, 26, and Blake Davis, 31, have pleaded not guilty to murdering the 30-year-old.
Ms Quinn has also denied a charge of being an accessory after the fact to murder.
Pictured: The body of Jett McKee lies in the middle of a leafy Sydney Street after his head was sliced with a Samurai sword
Pictured: One of the 200 horrific alleged crime scene photos tendered to the court show a thick pool of blood on the road and with smears along the side of the white vehicle
Witness Michael Mullan told the New South Wales Supreme Court on Friday, he saw Mr McKee lying on the road ‘struggling to get up’.
The Irish-born carpenter who was working in the area that day said Mr McKee pulled himself onto a white car and slid along it.
One of the 200 horrific photos tendered to the court show a thick pool of blood on the road and with smears along the side of the white vehicle.
Mr Mullin also said he could see parts of Mr McKee’s brain scattered on the road, news.com.au reported.
As the alleged victim staggered past the car, he then tripped on a kerb and fell into a bush or plant area, the court heard.
As blood continued to pour from Mr McKee’s head, police images show a trail of blood from the road, to the car, in a gutter, on a kerb and on a letter box.
As blood continued to pour from Mr Mckee’s head, police images show a trail of blood from the road, to the car, in a gutter, on a kerb, and on a letter box
The Crown has alleged Frank O’Connor and Mr McKee, who had a balaclava, knuckledusters and a blank-firing gun, planned to rob the couple, said to be drug dealers.
After Mr O’Connor drove them there and Mr McKee entered the home, the couple are accused of chasing him down the street before Davis struck him with the sword.
Another witness Saz Danovski told the jury of seeing a car in the middle of the road next to an object which he had first thought was a dog and then realised was a person.
He then thought the person had been hit by the car, so parked his delivery van, saw people gathered and a man told him someone had got shot.
‘I saw the deceased lying on the ground and someone standing over him calling ‘Jett, get up, get up, let’s go’,’ he said.
‘He looked like someone with a lot of freckles, but when I approached I noticed it was blood splatter,’ the Lite and Easy delivery driver said.
Hannah Quinn, 26, and Blake Davis, 31, have pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Mckee (pictured together at the New South Wales Supreme Court on November 20)
Jett McKee’s (pictured) head was sliced with the weapon in broad daylight in the middle of a road on Hereford Street at Forest Lodge on August 10, 2018
The man was quite animated and in a panicked state.
‘I said is that his name, do you know him, are you his mate?’.
The man tried to grab the person on the road, lifting him no more than an inch which is when Mr Danovski saw blood spilling out from the back.
He told the man to let him go as he was bleeding.
The man ‘gave me a cold stare’ before backing towards the car and driving off.
The man on the ground was gasping for air and his eyes were twitching.
‘That is when I noticed his head was split open,’ Mr Danovski.
‘It was a large slice from the back of the head and didn’t look like a shot.’
The Crown has alleged Frank O’Connor and Mr McKee, who had a balaclava, knuckledusters and a blank-firing gun, planned to rob the couple, said to be drug dealers (Mr McKee’s body is pictured on the Forest Lodge street)
A photo of the Samurai sword allegedly used to murder Mr McKee was tendered to the court
Prior to this Mr Mullan said he heard ‘a guy running up the road’, followed by a woman and a man wearing only boxers who was carrying a long sword.
The woman, who had ‘strange-coloured hair’ and tattoos, was shouting ‘who the hell are you’.
‘Me and my colleague looked at each other in disbelief and said ‘was that a sword?’,’ Mr Mullen said.
He heard a ‘really loud bang, crack, like a slapping noise’ and saw the first man on the ground covered in blood with a large gash on his head.
Mr Mullan said someone pointed out a balaclava, gun and knuckledusters on the ground.
Hannah Quinn (pictured left) and Blake Davis (pictured right) are accused of chasing the rapper down the street before Davis struck him with the sword
He said he had not seen a gun in anyone’s possession at any stage at all.
‘Did you see anyone holding the gun, pointing a gun,’ prosecutor Chris Taylor asked.
‘No,’ the witness replied.
Under cross-examination, he agreed his police statement said: ‘I didn’t see if he was carrying anything.’
The defence have raised self-defence, contending Mr McKee was holding the gun at Quinn when Davis struck him with the sword.
The trail continues before Justice Natalie Adams.
Defence counsel have argued self-defence, contending Mr McKee was holding the gun (pictured) at Quinn when Davis struck him with the sword
Hannah Quinn and Blake Davis’ back yard is pictured with the samurai sword allegedly placed in the car cover