A man charged with murdering his best friend in a Wythenshawe flat appeared in Manchester Crown Court today.
Christopher McFarlane, 32, was found with a single stab wound in his chest in Tayfield Road at about 6pm on January 8.
Clemence Davies, 30, appeared on trial at Manchester Crown Court today as witnesses told the jury, from behind a curtain, about the night.
Mr McFarlane and Davies joined to two girls for a day of drinking and taking MDMA, which ended in a confrontation between the two men as the group ran out of alcohol.
One witness said: “The atmosphere just changed. Clemence asked us for money but Chris started shouting that he didn’t have any.
“[Chris] then pulled a knife from between his legs and started waving it around – we were terrified and ran into the kitchen.”
The jury heard how the two men had an altercation which ended up with Mr McFarlane collapsing in the living room.
The witnesses described how the victim did not take the incident seriously but that Davies was so upset he began to cry.
The three left Mr McFarlane’s flat around an hour after the incident and Davies asked one of the girls to hide the knife used to wound the 32-year-old.
The witness added: “I didn’t know what to do – I just wanted to drop to the floor. I was terrified.”
The trial continues.