Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
A South Australian Supreme Court jury has been asked to find a 20-year-old man guilty of a shooting murder, even though prosecutors accept he did not fire the fatal shot.
Josiah Finch has pleaded not guilty to the murder in May 2004 of a friend who was allegedly a fellow drug dealer.
Karim Morrison died after being shot in the shoulder and neck in the car park of the Morphettville McDonalds restaurant.
The jury heard that police still do not know who shot Mr Morrison while he was sitting in the front seat of Finch’s car.
Prosecutors allege Finch was part of a joint enterprise to either confront, rob or blackmail Mr Morrison over a drug debt, and therefore is guilty of his murder.
The jury heard that Finch told police he was present when the shooting happened, but that he did not know who fired the shot.
Prosecutors said the evidence against Finch will prove otherwise.
The trial is expected to last three weeks.
Added: October 13, 2010 (Tip provided by MJ)