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'I heard a gunshot and I saw Jye slouch over': witness

Jye Burns
Jye Burns

THE man accused of gunning down Jye Burns allegedly interviewed his getaway driver like he was a police officer to get their stories straight.

Shane Moroney, 31, told Brisbane Supreme Court that Shane Michael Oulds feared he would go to jail if they were not tough under police scrutiny.

"He was questioning me like a police officer," he said.

"(He said) that it had to be as close to the truth of what happened that night."

Moroney has been granted indemnity to give evidence in the prosecution case against Oulds, 40, who has pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Burns.

He said he, Oulds and Mr Burns had been to the Duporth Tavern, the Key Bar, 240V nightclub and Suave bar across Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.

Moroney said he was ready to leave Suave but Oulds said "don't leave me here with this d***head" so they all left together.

He said Oulds suggested getting cocaine at Beerwah but before they go there, Oulds directed him to drive down a dirt track off the Steve Irwin Way.

"He told me to keep the music up and do a u-turn," he said.

"I heard a gunshot and I saw Jye slouch over and Shane Oulds standing there shooting a gun.

"I was terrified, in shock.

"I turned around as Shane had instructed.

"I heard more gunshots.

"I saw Jye Burns on his knees and Shane was shooting him.

"I accelerated and I was going to get out of there but I thought I'd be killed if I did."

Mr Moroney said Oulds returned and said "I shot him, he's dead".

He said Oulds looked in the revolver and said "I've used all six".

"I was in shock, I was so scared, I didn't know what had just happened. I was scared for my life," he said.

When they went inside a Mooloolaba nightclub to ensure they got on CCTV footage, Oulds asked Moroney if he was okay.

When he replied "no, not really", Moroney said Oulds "hugged me".

Crown prosecutor Ben Power asked Moroney why he did not tell police when they pulled him over for a breath test soon after he left the nightclub.

He said he was scared of Shane Oulds and police because he had "just seen a murder".

Mr Moroney said he had trouble sleeping that night.

"I went inside, lay down and tried to sleep but I couldn't," he said.

"Every sound, every noise, I was laying there sh**ing myself."

The trial continues.

Topics:  court, jye burns, murder




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