The day before he was murdered, Michael McGurk told a businessman based in Hawaii that the following day he planned to "expose" Ron Medich, the man now accused of orchestrating his murder.
Kate McClymont is a Senior Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.
In the hours before Michael McGurk was murdered, property developer Ron Medich became 'distraught' that firebombing charges against his former business partner had been dropped.
Ron Mason, a former member of an Aboriginal land council at Narooma, has told a murder trial that he was asked if he knew any dying Aboriginal people who might be interested in doing a contract killing.
A witness in the murder trial of property developer Ron Medich has told the jury he heard Mr Medich saying "he should've put her [Mr Medich's wife Odetta] where McGurk is."
Lucky Gattellari, the Crown's star witness, sat in the witness box with a fixed smile on his face, twirling his reading glasses around with some vigour.
Lucky Gattellari tried to persuade one of the contract killers to take the fall for all the conspirators involved in the murder of Sydney businessman Michael McGurk.
Property developer Ron Medich wanted his former business associate Michael McGurk killed because he was making him "the laughing stock of the eastern suburbs," a jury has heard.
Millionaire property developer Ron Medich organised for his then associate Lucky Gattellari to to spy on Mr Medich's wife Odetta and to collect debts on his behalf.
The Crown's principal witness Lucky Gattellari, who is serving a jail term for his role in the murder of Michael McGurk, was recently charged with attempting to extort "many, many millions of dollars" from the accused mastermind, Ron Medich.
Property developer Ronald Edward Medich has pleaded not guilty on the opening day of what is expected to be a three-month long trial.