Fight between Nazi gun aficionados leads one man to be stabbed to death after another bets him $ 100 on an obscure detail for using the WWII gun to rob a bank
- A man was fatally stabbed in the stomach after a fight over World War II pistols
- Jarrod Frank and Scott Bury placed bets on which bullets used Luger pistols
- Scott Bury knew the answer was 9mm because he’d robbed a bank with that gun
- Frank argued in the Victorian Supreme Court that he stabbed Bury with a knife in self-defense
- Nazi soldiers wore German-made Luger pistols during World War II
Anthony Lentjes wasn’t too concerned when his friend and another man started to place bets on the kind of ammunition German soldiers used in their Luger pistols during World War II.
His friend Jarrod Frank claimed to have one answer, but another man – Scott Bury – said he knew the answer was 9mm because he once robbed a bank with that gun and that’s what he used.
The bets started at $ 100 and could have reached $ 500 at one point – before the blades came out.
Jarrod Frank (left) arrives at the Victoria High Court in Melbourne on Wednesday 13 January 2021
The murder trial continues for Jarrod Frank (pictured) who fatally stabbed Scott Bury in Bendigo in January 2018
Jarrod Frank fatally stabbed Scott Bury at his home on January 3, 2018, in what he claims was an act of self-defense.
Mr. Lentjes told Frank’s Supreme Court murder trial on Wednesday that the discussion about the weapons used by the Nazis began in a Money3 pawn shop in Bendigo and continued in the car on the way to Mr. Bury’s house.
They got along well, he said.
“Nothing to worry about as far as I am concerned,” he said.
They took turns answering on Google before Frank turned to Mr. Bury and said, ‘hey b *** h, here you go’.
The court heard that Mr. Bury went to a kitchen drawer and pulled out two knives, saying to Mr. Frank, “You called the wrong guy in the wrong house.”
Frank claims he was acting in self-defense when he stabbed Bury (crime scene pictured)
The men argued over the type of ammunition German officers used in Luger pistols in WWII
Mr. Lentjes said he didn’t feel good about the situation and told Frank to leave.
That was enough for me. I told (Mr. Bury) to put them away, ”he said.
Mr. Bury hit Mr. Frank in the chest with one of the knives.
“Then I walked away,” said Mr. Lentjes.
He said he heard banging and shouting in the house as he waited by the car for Mr. Frank to follow him.
Mr Lentjes said Frank was followed by Mr Bury, who then armed himself with a steel pole.
“He just stood there with two knives and a steel rod,” Mr. Lentjes told the court.
Jarrod Leonard Frank (center of photo) has been charged with the murder of Scott Bury
Nazi soldiers wore German Luger pistols during World War II
Prosecutor Grant Hayward told the jury in his opening speech on Tuesday that Frank and Mr. Bury had been shuffled out.
Mr. Bury sustained a fatal stab wound to his abdomen and other non-fatal injuries to his front, back and hands.
Attorney attorney David Gibson said Frank accepted that he caused the fatal injury, but acted in self-defense.
“You can bet Jarrod Frank is as sorry about Scott Bury’s death as anyone. But that doesn’t make it a crime, ”he said.
The trial is only the second to proceed under the Supreme Court’s new COVID-safe model.
Jurors are scattered around the courtroom, while lawyers have exchanged the bar table for the jury box.
The process continues.
The court heard that Mr. Bury went to a kitchen drawer and took out two knives, saying to Mr. Frank, ‘You called the wrong guy in the wrong house’