A photo of a dead man was found in a wallet at the home of a man accused of murdering him and a woman, a court heard yesterday.
The picture of Ronald Kidd and a Post Office card showing the signature of RS Kidd were discovered inside the wallet by police examining the flat of Krzysztof Gadecki in Dundee on December 13 last year.
Detective Victor White, 41, who was acting as a crime scene manager at the property took jurors at the High Court in Edinburgh through a series of photographs taken at the property in Benview Road.
Mr White said that two watches were also photographed, along with markings found in the flat that had the potential to be blood.
Gadecki is accused of murdering Mr Kidd and Holly Alexander between December 8 and 11 last year at the flat they stayed at in Rosefield Street, in Dundee.
His brother, Maciej Tachasiuk, said he had urged Gadecki to get medical attention the day before he was taken into custody by police on December 12 last year.
He said he recognised his older brother had taken valium and that his tongue was blue.
Mr Tachasiuk, 25, said he had also noticed that Gadecki had a cut to a finger during a visit to his brother’s flat in Dundee. He said: “He told me he tried to cut chicken in the kitchen and he cut his finger.”
Mr Tachasiuk said: “I was concerned there was something wrong with him. That’s why I took him to hospital.”
He told the court his brother wanted to leave the hospital after a time and went home and that he had tried to persuade him to return but he would not.
Gadecki, 38, has denied the murder allegations and lodged a special defence of self defence, claiming he was assaulted by the deceased.
He is alleged to have murdered Mr Kidd, 40, by repeatedly striking him on the head and body with a knife or similar instrument.
He is also charged with murdering Ms Alexander, 37, at the flat by repeatedly striking her on the body with a knife or similar instrument.
Gadecki is further charged with stealing a set of keys, three watches, a pocket watch, a silver chain, a flask, two wallets and contents, money and drugs.
He is also accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice by putting clothing in a washing machine and disposing of training shoes and a mobile phone.
The trial before Lord Boyd of Duncansby continues.