Wayne Dover
Wayne Dover

Jury to decide verdicts in Wayne Dover death case

A JURY is now expected to begin deliberating verdicts in the death of Sunshine Coast man Wayne Dover this afternoon or tomorrow.

Supreme Court Justice Martin Burns spent most of Wednesday summing up the case against Wade Leigh Goldsworthy, 30, and Matthew John Hill, 30.

The men are charged with manslaughter over Mr Dover's alleged bashing death on November 30, 2013, outside the Factory nightclub in Maroochydore.

Justice Burns cleared Wade's brother, Blake Nathan Goldsworthy, 27, of the same charge on Monday afternoon, declaring he had "no case to answer”.

Barrister Simon Lewis , who is defending Wade Goldsworthy, told the jury on Tuesday his client was the victim of an "unprovoked assault” by Mr Dover on the night the businessman died.

Mr Hill's barrister Kila Pedder told the jury that there was little evidence proving his client killed Mr Dover.

Both Mr Pedder and Mr Lewis also questioned the validity of statements by witnesses Joanna Main and Bianca Evangelista.

Mr Dover was 45 years old when he died.

He was deeply involved in the region's AFL community. - ARM NEWSDESK



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