Man 'repeatedly hit victim on body with knife in murder'
David Geddes is accused of killing Jaymie Hall in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.
A man has been accused murdering his victim by repeatedly striking him on the body with a knife.
David Geddes, 41, a prisoner at HMP Edinburgh, allegedly dumped the weapon in a bin after killing Jaymie Hall on Dumbryden Gardens in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.
Prosecutors told the High Court in Edinburgh that Geddes murdered Jaymie Hall by repeatedly striking him on his body with a knife on May 27 last year.
The Crown also claims on the same date and at the same location, Mr Geddes attempted to defeat the ends of justice by concealing the knife used in the alleged murder in a bin.
Prosecutors claim Mr Geddes did "instruct and compel" two men called John Rorison and Jack Geddes to provide police officers investigating Mr Hall's death with an "inaccurate and untruthful version of events".
Mr Geddes is also accused of inducing Jack Geddes to "flee" from Dumbryden Gardens.
The Crown claims the accused did this with "intent to conceal or destroy evidence" and to "avoid detection, arrest and prosecution".
Mr Geddes, a prisoner of HMP Edinburgh, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The trial, before judge Lord Uist, continues.