Jury retires to consider verdict in attempted murder case

A JURY has retired to consider its verdict in a trial for a man accused of shooting his former girlfriend's new partner.

Robert Kingsley Corowa, 34, has been charged with attempted murder. He is accused of shooting Marko Marjanovic in the shoulder outside a Gold Coast home in November 2011.

It is also alleged Mr Corowa hired a private investigator and together they followed the former girlfriend from the Gold Coast to Ipswich and Toowoomba earlier in the day before the alleged shooting occurred.

Closing submissions finished this morning and the jury has retired to consider its verdict. - ARM NEWSDESK

Lawyer points to holes in attempted murder case

THE mother of a man who was allegedly shot in the shoulder said she thought the gunman was wearing shorts.

But the man accused of pulling the trigger, currently on trial in the supreme court, was not wearing shorts that night, a jury has been told.

Robert Kingsley Corowa, 34, is currently on trial at Brisbane Supreme Court for attempted murder.

He is accused of shooting his former girlfriend's new partner Marko Marjanovic in the shoulder outside a Gold Coast home on November 26, 2011.

During the day leading up to the alleged shooting, police believe Mr Corowa and a private investigator followed the former girlfriend from the Gold Coast to Ipswich and Toowoomba.

On Wednesday, barristers gave closing submissions about the case.

Mr Corowa's defence barrister Winston Terracini QC told the jury that Mr Marjanovic's mother had seen the alleged gunman and that she told police the man who pulled the trigger was wearing shorts that night.

Mr Terracini said his client was not wearing shorts that night, but that his associate allegedly was.

It is alleged that before the shooting, the associate knocked on the door and told the mother that someone had been interfering with the tyres on the car outside.

After this Mr Marjanovic allegedly exited the house to investigate and was shot at.

Mr Terracini told the jury that the mother had given evidence saying she was certain the man who was in the shorts was the gunman.

He also said the only person wearing shorts that night was Mr Corowa's associate.

Mr Terracini told the jury they had to be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that Mr Corowa wanted to kill Mr Marjanovic in order to convict him of attempted murder

It is expected the trial will continue on Thursday when more submissions will be heard. - ARM NEWSDESK


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