Jury ask for more time in Robina Town Centre shooting trial

UPDATE: THE JURY in the trial of the Robina Town Centre shooting have asked for more time to consider their verdict.

Mark James Graham is accused of opening fire in the busy shopping mall in April of 2012, injuring a notorious bikie as well as an innocent bystander.

Lawyers for Graham have argued he acted in self-defence as he was in fear for his life.


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The jury in the Brisbane Supreme Court trial this morning asked for more time to look at whether he did in fact act in self defence.

A verdict is expected in the next 24 to 48 hours.

EARLIER: THE JURY in the trial of the accused Robina Town Centre shooter has retired to consider its verdict.

Mark James Graham, 28, is said to have opened fire on then-Bandidos member Jacques Teamo at the busy Gold Coast shopping centre in April 2012.

One of his shot also hit innocent shopper Kathy Devitt.

He pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, unlawfully wounding with intent to maim, and unlawfully wounding Ms Devitt.

Graham’s defence team argued he shot Teamo in self-defence and accidentally hit Ms Devitt as a result.

He did, however, plead guilty to possessing a weapon.

Crown prosecutor Michael Byrne QC and defence barrister David Edwardson QC both focused their arguments around the issue of self-defence.

Mr Byrne QC said Graham’s decision to shoot twice after Teamo had seen the gun and tried to retreat showed Graham used unnecessary force to defend himself.

Mr Edwardson argued CCTV footage showed Teamo was the the agressor in the situation and you could not see whether Graham reached for his gun before Teamo pulled out a knife.

He also argued that Ms Devitt was “collateral damage” from the action of a man who’s life was flashing before his eyes.

The jury retired from the Supreme Court in Brisbane on Monday afternoon to consider its verdict having heard Justice Alan Wilson sum up the case and closing arguments from both sides.

Deliberations will continue today.

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