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Field's confession: "I hit him Dad and he just hit the deck"

Craig Field, appearing in Lismore Court for a king-hit alleged to have been responsible for the death of  Tweed cattle farmer Kelvin Kane.
Craig Field, appearing in Lismore Court for a king-hit alleged to have been responsible for the death of Tweed cattle farmer Kelvin Kane. Cathy Adams

A KING-HIT Craig Field allegedly confessed to his father he threw at the Kingscliff Beach Hotel in 2012 has been described by a witness as "a bone shattering punch", Lismore Supreme Court has heard.

Field, 41, is on trial for murder over the death of 50-year-old cattle farmer Kelvin Kane in the rear carpark of the hotel on July 15.

On the trial's fourth day Detective Phillip Parker gave evidence about the similarity of light blue t-shirts worn by Field and his friend Shaun Fathers.

Three friends who were playing Xbox at a Pearl St unit opposite the hotel, Jaymin Olsen, Luke Rimmer and a 16-year-old friend, then told the jury their recollections of the night.

All three told of hearing shouting that sounded like it was outside the unit and going to investigate.

Mr Olsen said he was standing 20-25m from where two groups were fighting in the carpark.

"I saw one man sort of lunge forward aggressively with his arm back prepared to throw a punch," he said. "I heard a massive thump like a bone-shattering punch."

Mr Olsen said because a tree was his view he did not see who threw the punch.

The 16-year-old told of a man saying "I don't want to fight."

Mr Rimmer recalled the person who threw the punch wearing a white shirt.

Justice Elizabeth Fullerton read out a police statement made by Field's father Colvin.

Colvin Field told police his son said Mr Fathers was in a fight and suffered a split lip so he reacted.

"I hit him Dad and he just hit the deck," Colvin Field told police Craig said on the night of the incident.

"He repeated to me that he only hit him once and he fell back."

The trial continues on Monday.

Topics:  coward punch king hit



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