Man 'danced' after fatal beating

Last updated 12:57 13/03/2014
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MURDER TRIAL: Featherston's Glen Jones was 40 when he died.

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A celebratory chant and a sort of dance was performed by the first person to emerge from the flat where Featherston man Glen Jones was beaten to death, a jury has heard.

A man, whose name was suppressed, said he was woken by a rumbling banging noise and heard a woman's frantic cry of something like, "Get out you bastards."

In the High Court at Wellington today the man said he saw people emerging from the direction of a row of flats.

The first person was male, broader and taller than the rest, and gave a celebratory type of chant and a sort of dance.

The second person had something over their shoulder that looked like a piece of wood, the man said.

He went into the carpark outside the flats and a woman was already on the phone to emergency services.

The man said he saw Glen Jones face down on the floor inside his flat. There was a lot of blood and Mr Jones was not breathing.

The man said he rang a member of Mr Jones' family to tell him there was trouble.

Four people are on trial charged with murdering Mr Jones in what was alleged to be a vigilante attack on January 12, last year.

Tariana Hineteanaurangi Jones, 33, Kristofer Lee Jones, 24, Matthew John McKinney, 29, and Hayden Ranson, 28, have pleaded not guilty.

Glen Jones, 40, had several disabilities as a result of having a brain tumour as a toddler. He worked at a Featherston supermarket.

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