A man charged over a 2016 death in Lavington has entered a not guilty plea to murder.
Adam Jay Azzi formally entered the plea at the Wagga Supreme Court yesterday, following the death of Lloyd Kennedy.
The court heard Mr Kennedy and Nathan Vercoe attended Azzi's Webb Street residence on November 6, 2016, to recover a debt.
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After a short conversation with Azzi at the door, Azzi went back into the home.
He allegedly came back out, confronted the pair, and stabbed Mr Kennedy in the chest below his heart.
He has also pleaded not guilty to intimidating Mr Vercoe with the knife.
The court heard 53 witnesses could be called to give evidence, including 23 police officers.
A large number of people were involved in the matter given the case involved an allegation of murder, the court heard.
A trial, before Judge Michael Walton and a jury of seven men and five women, resumes today and is expected to run for three weeks.