The only question is, 'Who pulled the trigger?'

A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.
A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.

A JURY has been told a man who gave evidence in his mate's attempted murder trial should be seen as being reliable despite the fact he received a reduced sentence over his involvement in exchange for his testimony.

Donald Charles Graham divulged intimate details of his involvement to police surrounding a shooting on November 26, 2011, on the Gold Coast where a man was ambushed and shot at three times.

His mate, Tweed Heads man Robert Kingsley Corowa, has pleaded not guilty in the Brisbane Supreme Court to the attempted murder of Marko Marjanovic - his former girlfriend Louise Ray's new lover.

Crown Prosecutor Glen Cash said on Monday, in his closing address to the jury, that Graham had never met Mr Marjanovic and had no conceivable reason to harm him.

"There is no doubt that Marko Marjanovic was shot," he said.

"The only question is who pulled the trigger. Robert Corowa or Donald Graham?

"All the evidence points to Robert Corowa. Not a person who did not know Mr Marjanovic or have any issues with him.

"Robert Corowa had the motive, means and opportunity to shoot Marko Marjanovic."

Over the past four days jurors have heard Mr Corowa drove with a private investigator to Toowoomba, where he saw Ms Ray pick up Mr Marjanovic, and then followed them back to Robina.

They also heard Mr Corowa had messaged Graham who asked him to bring his "clothes" from his house at Cabarita, which he told the court meant a sawn-off shotgun he had been given months prior to hold on to.

The two men then drove to Mr Marjanovic's mother's home at Robina where Graham tricked him to come outside under the guise that someone was scoping out his car.

Mr Marjanovic walked out of the house and was fired upon three times - with the third shot hitting his shoulder.

The defence is expected to begin its closing address to the jury this morning.

The trial before Judge Martin Daubney continues.

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