Man found guilty of attempting to murder ex’s new boyfriend

UPDATE: A JURY has found Tweed Heads man Robert Kingsley Corowa guilty of attempting to murder his former girlfriend's new partner.

After a trial that lasted more than a week, the jury handed down its verdict at 4.20pm on Friday after deliberating for about a day.   Corowa, 34, shot Marko Marjanovic in the shoulder outside a Gold Coast home in November 2011.   During the trial, the jury was told 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 shooting occurred.   The former girlfriend had driven to Toowoomba to pick up Mr Marjanovic and drive him back to the Gold Coast.   They were at his mother's house when a man - who was Corowa's associate - knocked on the door and told the mother that someone had been interfering with their car's tyres.   Mr Marjanovic went out to investigate and was shot in the shoulder.   The trial, which started last week, was a retrial after Corowa won a case in the Queensland Court of Appeal.   He had previously been convicted of attempted murder, but a retrial was ordered by the Court of Appeal after it found the previous trial judge did not make weaknesses in the evidence clear to the jury.    Corowa will be sentenced at a future date.   

EARLIER: A JURY has found Robert Kingsley Corowa guilty of attempting to murder his former girlfriend's new partner.

After a trial that lasted more than a week, a jury handed down its final verdict at 4.20pm today after deliberating for about a day.

Corowa, 34, shot 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.



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