Blood splattered around 'murdered' mechanic's cottage
Brian McKandie was discovered dead at his home near Rothienorman in Aberdeenshire.
A jury has been shown blood spattered images of an Aberdeenshire cottage in which the body of a mechanic was found.
Brian McKandie was allegedly murdered at his home near Rothienorman in Aberdeenshire in March 2016.
Steven Sidebottom, 25, denies murder and robbery.
Scene examiner Julie Goodeve told the High Court in Aberdeen the 67-year-old's death was originally treated as unexplained.
She said police suspected Mr McKandie was working in his garage before falling.
The jury was shown images of Mr McKandie's body in his cottage.
Judge Lord Uist asked Ms Goodeve if she had come across similar blood splattering which had not been a homicide.
She replied: "Yes."
Later, scene examiner John Dingwall told the court he was called to photograph a significant sum of money found in tins in the cottage several weeks after the discovery of Mr McKandie's body.
The trial continues.