A man was kicked to death in church gardens by a gang who robbed him of his £11,000 Rolex watch, a court has heard.
Steven McMyler was attacked as he sat on a bench in the grounds of Wigan Parish Church on 6 August.
He had been drinking in a nearby pub with Lewis Peake, 29, who decided to steal the 18-carat watch he was wearing.
Mr Peake, another man and two boys, aged 14 and 17, deny his murder and a fifth man is not fit to face trial.
The court was told that the father of two was “kicked forcefully to the head” and never regained consciousness.
At Manchester Crown Court four people are on trial. Each denies murder, manslaughter and conspiracy to rob.
The trial continues.