Prosecutors have dropped some of the charges against a group of men being held in custody over a death near the Todd River in Alice Springs last year.
Anton Kloeden, Joshua Spears, Scott Doody, Timothy Hird and Glen Swain are all being held in custody over the death of a man who is now being known as Kwementyere Ryder.
When the men were committed to the Supreme Court they were all facing identical charges of murder, unlawfully causing serious harm, recklessly endangering life and possessing, using or carrying a prohibited weapon.
But at a Supreme Court arraignment, the court was told that a fresh indictment was filed on April 1.
Each of the men are now facing one charge of murder or manslaughter in the alternative.
Only one of the accused, Anton Kloeden, is now charged with one additional count of aggravated assault.
The hearing continues next week.