Mr Feeney told police Bruce Mark Flynn lived in squalor and 'was not with it' the day he died.
Mr Feeney told police Bruce Mark Flynn lived in squalor and 'was not with it' the day he died. Contributed

'I tried the best I could to get him back to life'

MURDER-accused William Arthur Feeney told police he desperately tried helping the man he is now accused of killing.

"He was limp as all s--- and white as a ghost," Mr Feeney told police shortly after Bruce Mark Flynn was found dead in September 2015.

At Brisbane Supreme Court , Mr Feeney, 57, has pleaded not guilty to murder.

In video and audio played to jurors, Mr Feeney said the other man had health problems and needed help showering.

Mr Feeney said on September 11 that year, he saw Mr Flynn on a chair in the house and his false teeth had come out.

"It was like he was not with it," Mr Feeney told police.

Mr Feeney said he placed his head on the other man's chest, one side of which had seemingly blown up to look "like a woman's tit".

"I thought, this bastard's having a heart attack."

Mr Feeney phoned 000, and said the operator asked if Mr Flynn was sitting up or lying down.

"I'm thinking, well, what the f---'s going on?"

"I said to this bloke 'I don't know what to do'."

Mr Flynn's eyes were "just like black stars," and Mr Feeney said he also noticed welt marks on him.

Mr Feeney broke down in tears as he told cops: "I tried the best I could to get him back to life".

Squalid conditions at Mr Flynn's South Burnett home were also described.

Mr Flynn "wouldn't wash" or do much housework, Mr Feeney said.

Mr Feeney said Mr Flynn's toilet had "s--- sticking to the side of it" and another room was full of junk.

Mr Feeney said in 2015 that Mr Flynn was an easygoing man he'd known for about six years.

On Monday, prosecutor Dzenita Balic said Mr Feeney had nowhere to live when he approached Mr Flynn.

She said Mr Flynn received a $28,200 payout shortly before he was "severely beaten to death".

But defence counsel Peter Richards said other than "external cardiac compression" his client applied no force to Mr Flynn.

The trial continues. -NewsRegional