An accused murderer wrote that he was the victim of a home invasion in a letter penned to his daughter, and said never had a knife in his hands during the incident.
Adam Azzi has pleaded not guilty to murdering Lloyd Kennedy outside a Webb Street home in Lavington on November 6, 2016.
He is also contesting a charge of intimidating his friend, Nathan Vercoe.
A letter Azzi sent to his daughter in May 2018 was read aloud during his Supreme Court trial in Wagga on Thursday.
The letter had a postmark of May 3 or 8 last year.
Police recovered it from his ex-partner's stepfather in August this year.
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The letter covered a wide range of personal subjects relating to his daughter - including his congratulations for her making a netball side - before discussing his case.
Azzi believed he would be found not guilty at trial.
"What police say and have charged me with is all lies," he wrote.
He wrote that he had not been asked to give his side of the story.
The court previously heard Azzi exercised his right to silence during a police interview on the day of his arrest.
"The police only listened to one man's lies and bulls--- version of events," he wrote.
Azzi also wrote of being charged with murder and said newspapers don't care about the truth, and asked his daughter not to believe NSW Police or the "Border Morning Mail".
"Your dad is 100 per cent innocent of any charge of murder," prosecutor Paul Kerr said, reading from the letter.
Azzi penned his version of events during the incident on November 6.
He said two men he didn't know had demanded to speak to his ex-partner, Lisa Restall, and said they demanded a sum of money they said she owed them for drugs.
One man was in hiding and "jumped out".
Azzi wrote he had rammed the door shut and lay down with a puppy at the home, thinking he was glad the men had gone, before finding them breaking in.
He said he had "seen to my horror, two men armed with knives" who both quickly came at him.
"I was so very scared," he wrote.
He told his daughter he didn't kill anyone or attempt to kill anyone and said they were "angry, crazed men".
Azzi also wrote that he had never had a knife in his hands, only the two other men did.
He said he had used a pallet to shield himself and feared being stabbed or beaten to death.
It was "100 per cent impossible I stabbed anyone", Azzi wrote, adding that he never saw anyone stabbed and was unsure how it happened.
Police fingerprint expert Illownah Krautz examined images of fingerprints taken from a Colorbond fence separating the Webb Street home with a Neptune Drive home.
She said a left middle fingerprint was allegedly matched to Azzi.
She used fingerprints taken from Azzi after his arrest for comparison.
The evidence has closed in the prosecution case, the defence will not call witnesses, and jurors will return to court on Tuesday.