Jury retires to decide if Teichmann will be jailed for murder
A KILCOY man charged with murdering a man and dumping his body on a Coominya roadside will soon learn if his next few years will be spent behind bars.
Jason Rex Teichmann has been on trial accused of murdering Michael Desmond Manson in December, 2010, and dumping his body in a ute.
Teichmann pleaded not guilty.
Following a five-day trial, the jury retired on Tuesday afternoon to deliberate the case.
Justice Peter Applegarth reminded the jury panel if they were satisfied Teichmann intended to kill Mr Mason, 48, then he was guilty of murder.
The Crown submitted during the trial Teichmann "at least" intended to cause grievous bodily harm, where death was a probable consequence.
The jury also heard during the trial Teichmann allegedly fatally punched "the living crap" out of Mr Mason, a family man, on a Coominya roadside in a dispute over a woman.
Mr Cash had told the jury Teichmann had been drinking at a pub on December 8, 2010, and retired back to a woman's house, where Mr Mason was.
Mr Cash said Mr Manson was a builder who lived outside town with his wife and children but he and Ms Bird were the subject of "small-town gossip" because of their close friendship.
He said witnesses alleged Teichmann told Mr Manson what he was doing was not right and punched him.
The fatal fight continued on Coominya Connection Rd.
Teichmann allegedly enlisted the help of two mates to load Mr Mason into the back of his ute to dump both near Atkinsons Dam.