Accused says Vic killing was self-defence

By Amber Wilson
Updated May 16 2019 - 5:03pm, first published 5:00pm
Troy Simon Burns has pleaded not guilty to beating Donald Brandenburg to death in August 2017.
Troy Simon Burns has pleaded not guilty to beating Donald Brandenburg to death in August 2017.

On a cold and wet winter's night in 2017, police arrived at a "very messy" one-bedroom apartment in Melbourne to find a dead man covered in a blanket with a knife in his hands.

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