The trial for the murder of 47-year-old tattoo artist Dwayne Robert Davies is set to be held over four weeks in March.
His former defacto partner Margaret Anne Otto and friend Bradley Scott Purkiss were last year charged with murder after his remains were found in Levendale.
They have both pleaded not guilty.
Crown prosecutor Madeleine Wilson said the state would argue Mr Davies was lured to Mr Purkiss’ Levendale home and shot once before his body was wrapped in a tarp and disposed of.
She said they would detail how Ms Otto and Mr Purkiss had a “close connection” and the former had on numerous occasions complained about Mr Davies.
Ms Wilson said there could be 60 witnesses called to appear at the trial though some of the 35 police officers involved in the murder investigation may not be required to attend court.
Chief Justice Alan Blow said there was a plan to hold four murder trials across Burnie, Launceston and Hobart in March. He said a tentative date for the trial to start on March 12 or March 19.