Dean Webber had no idea what hit him when three burly men ripped his screen door off its tracks and stormed the scrawny teen's home.
Seconds later they grabbed him 'round the throat, lifted him off the ground and then threw him to the floor where all three men set upon him'.
A photo taken by police after his arrest in Alva Beach, North Queensland, last Sunday night shows a deep red hand print on his neck and a cut on his forehead.
The 19-year-old only survived by allegedly thrusting a 15cm kitchen knife into the darkness, stabbing two of his assailants three times, according to police.
A photo taken by police after Dean Webber's arrest shows a deep red hand print on his neck and a gash on his forehead from when three men stormed his home, grabbed him 'round the throat, lifted him off the ground and then threw him to the floor'
Corey Christensen, 37, and Tom Davy, 27, then staggered from the house on Topton Street and bled to death on the lawn and in the gutter outside.
One was stabbed twice in the chest and the other through the armpit, severing a major artery and causing massive blood loss.
Mr Webber also suffered a wound to the back of his left thigh in the bloody brawl, and was seen painfully hobbling as he led police through the crime scene after he was released without charge last Tuesday.
The traumatised teenager didn't even know he had stabbed anyone until he saw the blood on his hands when he called police.
Then he put the bloodied knife on a chopping board in the kitchen, where the melee occurred, and lay on the ground with his hands behind his head as police arrived.
Chilling photographs taken at the Webber home on Thursday show blood drops staining the concrete veranda of Webber's family home
Mr Webber opened his home (pictured) to a terrified Candice Locke, after she begged for shelter
Mr Webber never signed up for a violent home invasion that would change his life forever. He just had a few beers watching the NRL Grand Final and fell asleep on the couch.
He awoke suddenly to Candice Locke, 29, banging on the door of his family's holiday home in the sleepy beach town, hysterical and begging to be let in.
'Don’t let them get me, they are very bad people,' she pleaded.
Soon after, four men showed up in a car and Mr Webber hid Ms Locke on the kitchen floor, turned out the lights, and called 000.
He was told the Ayr police station had no one who could come because they had people in custody with only one officer to guard them, and just to sit tight.
Father-of-three Corey Christensen, 37, was allegedly stabbed after storming Mr Webber's home with Tom Davy and a third, unnamed man
Thomas Davy, 27