ACCUSED killer Michael Vernon Lowe had vomited on his way to the hospital emergency department, the Launceston Supreme Court heard today.
Mr Lowe, 52, of Waverley, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Darren Booth on May 13 last year and will argue self-defence.
Mr Booth died at the Kings Meadows home of Mr Lowe’s ex-partner Crystal Wells.
The Crown has argued that Mr Lowe was a scorned lover who went to Ms Wells’s Pinkard Street home and found Mr Booth.
Launceston General Hospital clinical services director Dr Peter Renshaw gave evidence for the Crown this morning.
Dr Renshaw referred to Mr Lowe's hospital medical records from May 13, 2012, when Mr Lowe was treated in the emergency department in the early hours before police arrested him.
He agreed, under cross-examination, that the triage nurse had noted Mr Lowe was confused, dizzy and disorientated, and had vomited on his way to the hospital.
Dr Renshaw also said that Mr Lowe was observed to have an ''altered conscious state''.
A Launceston detective and forensic scientist also gave evidence for the Crown today.