On the night of October 3, 2020, Nigel Fuatimu and Samtuiosa Osa were socialising with friends in Jellicoe Park in Manurewa, south Auckland.
“Without warning, he and his friends were jumped by some other men,” Crown prosecutor Dale Dufty told a jury on Monday.
Fuatimu and Osa were randomly attacked, Dufty said.
Isaac Ramese-Stanley and Simon Tavita are jointly charged with murdering Fuatimu. Kitiona Stanley is charged with assault with intent to injure Samtuiosa Osa.
All three have pleaded not guilty and are on trial at the High Court at Auckland.