The mother of a 22-year-old father of two slain execution-style by the side of a country road last year has told Hobart's Supreme Court her family remains broken since the incident.
Michelle Bradley and her daughter Lakeisha Pearce gave emotional impact statements before teary family members on Monday during proceedings on the murder of Gagebrook man Jarrod Leigh Turner.
Shannon James Duffy, 31, earlier this year pleaded guilty to the murder which occurred in the early hours of April 14, 2019, on Colebrook Road near Richmond.
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Crown prosecutor Linda Mason said Duffy had shot his friend after he had been told to teach him a lesson for his alleged involvement in a deliberately lit house fire.
She said Duffy had later told police he had shot the man after he had been told by a 14-year-old girl with whom he was in a romantic relationship that Mr Turner had sexually assaulted her.
The court heard that Duffy was enraged by the alleged encounter and sought out a firearm from an acquaintance.
On the night of April 13, Duffy and a female companion arranged to pick up Mr Turner from a house at Herdmans Cove.
The trio visited several locations around Hobart and drank alcohol throughout the evening, winding up at Five Mile Beach.
The court room was shown a video of Duffy and Mr Turner which was uploaded to Mr Turner's Snapchat account while the pair drank there.
"Here we are at the beach," Mr Turner said to the camera.
"Loving it. Loving life," Duffy said after him.
Ms Mason said Duffy had planned to shoot Mr Turner while at the beach though changed plans once the video had been uploaded.
The trio hit the road again some time later but stopped on Colebrook Road when Mr Turner needed to urinate.
While Mr Turner did so, Duffy held a 12-gauge shotgun to the right side of his head below the ear and pulled the trigger.
He and the female driver of the car left Mr Turner face down on the ground at the scene.
His body was found by a member of the public two or three hours later.
Ms Mason said Duffy spent five days covering up evidence before he was located by police in Fingal.
During this time, he messaged the 14-year-old girl and said: "I just killed someone for you. Doesn't this prove how much I love you?"
She replied: "I only told you to hurt him, not to kill him. What were you thinking?"
Mr Turner's mother Michelle Bradley told the court that her family had been left in pieces after the murder.
His sister Lakeisha Pearce said she thought about her brother each day and recalled holding him as she screamed at his funeral.
She said the eldest of his sons often cried out for his father.
Duffy's defence team sought to have sentencing adjourned until a later date to allow them time to sort out some disputed facts about the case.
A directions hearing over the matter will be held on July 23.
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