| World News | Wednesday June 20 2012 16:51
A West Australian Supreme Court jury is considering its verdict in the trial of a 152-kilogram bouncer accused of murdering a New Zealand man by pushing him out of a second-storey hotel window.
Stefan Pahia Schmidt, 26, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Andrew Marshall, 29, who fell to his death on May 8, 2011.
Schmidt, who is trained in boxing and kick-boxing, does not deny pushing Mr Marshall through the window of the Ocean Beach Hotel in Perth's upmarket Cottesloe but says his death was an accident.
Mr Marshall had been talking to two girls with his back to the window when Schmidt approached and told the women - whom he knew - to go home.
He also told Mr Marshall to "f*** off" and then pushed him after Mr Marshall allegedly said something in reply.
The jury retired at 11.45am (WST) on Wednesday.
Photo: Andrew Marshall (NZ Herald)