A Melbourne man who fatally bashed his gay housemate with a platypus statue during a fight has been found guilty of murder.
Aaron James Johnstone, 29, "lost it" after his drunk and naked housemate Phillip Higgins propositioned him in September 2006.
Johnstone told police he assaulted Mr Higgins before dropping the eight-kilogram platypus statue on him.
"only eight kilo's"I didn't think it would hurt very much????
Johnstone had pleaded not guilty to murder in the Victorian Supreme Court but a jury took less than a day to find him guilty.
In his opening address to the jury, prosecutor Mark Rochford, SC, said Johnstone carried out a sustained attack on 46-year-old Mr Higgins.
Mr Higgins, who was openly gay, was found lying dead on the floor of their Seaford home with a pair of underpants beside him.
Johnstone's barrister, John Desmond, said in his opening address that while he did not dispute that his client's actions caused the death of Mr Higgins, he did not intend to kill him.
The PLATYPUS killed him!