Most of the men charged over a nightclub brawl that culminated in the stabbing death of a Canberra bikie boss are negotiating potential guilty pleas with prosecutors, a court has heard.
One of them, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty earlier this month to affray over his role in the incident at Kokomo's in Civic in July last year.
The other five all fronted the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday, with some appearing in person and others over the phone from jail.
Defence lawyer Stephen Zahr said "negotiations are in place" in relation to Frederick Elijah Mercy Tuifua, who is charged with murdering Canberra Comanchero commander Pitasoni Ulavalu.
Mr Tuifua is also accused of intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm by stabbing patched Comanchero member Zachary Robb in the thigh at Kokomo's, while there is a further charge of affray linked to a November incident in the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
Mr Zahr requested a four-week adjournment of the western Sydney man's case and told the court: "I anticipate the matter may be resolved in that period."
Mr Tuifua, who has pleaded not guilty to murder but is yet to enter pleas to his other charges, remains in custody on remand ahead of his next court appearance on March 24.
Mr Zahr also represented brothers Matthew and Osaiasi Kupu, as well Maximilian Ellis Kurt Budack, in court on Wednesday.
Both Kupus are charged with affray over the Kokomo's incident, while Mr Budack faces the same charge and a further count of affray in relation to the November incident behind bars.
Speaking about all three of those men, Mr Zahr told the court negotiations with the prosecution were under way and he believed he was "very close to resolving those matters".
Asked by Magistrate James Stewart whether guilty pleas would be entered by that trio on the next occasion, Mr Zahr said he anticipated that would be the case.
The Kupus, who were granted bail late last year, remain on conditional liberty ahead of their next court date on March 16.
A large number of police officers watched on as the brothers left court on Wednesday, with Comanchero bikies having been spotted hanging around the building throughout the morning.
Meanwhile, Mr Budack, who was shot in what investigators suspect was a reprisal attack prior to his arrest, is still behind bars on remand and will also next front court on March 16.
The last of the five men who appeared in court on Wednesday had his matter adjourned, with prosecutor Luke Crocker saying legal argument needed to take place before it could proceed much further.
That man, who is charged with affray and cannot be named because of a non-publication order, was given two future court dates in March and May.
The names of his legal representatives are also subject to the order.
Documents tendered to the court earlier this month reveal that the six defendants made their way to Kokomo's on the night in question after attending a birthday party in Red Hill.
It is alleged that Mr Budack argued with some Comancheros at the venue and the party group left, before returning a short time later and beginning to fight with the bikies.
Mr Tuifua is accused of stabbing Mr Ulavalu in the neck from behind as the bikie boss tried to break the brawling groups apart.
Police allege Mr Tuifua had been captured on CCTV a few minutes earlier concealing a knife against his stomach and making a "shhh" sign and a throat-slitting gesture to a Kokomo's employee as he re-entered the nightclub.
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