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Jury still deliberating in chipper trial

A jury is still deliberating in the trial of Gregory Lee Roser (centre) for Bruce Saunders' murder. (PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO) (AAP)

A jury will take its deliberations into a fourth day in the trial of a man accused of murder after a body was found in a woodchipper.

Gregory Lee Roser, 63, has pleaded not guilty to murder after Bruce Saunders died while working on a property north of Brisbane in November 2017.

All that was left of Mr Saunders, 54, were his legs sticking out of the chipper when emergency services arrived.

Roser, 63, has not denied that Mr Saunders was murdered at his five-week Brisbane Supreme Court trial.

Roser said he had "shamefully" assisted with disposing of the body in the chipper then lied about it, telling police that it had been an industrial accident.

Roser accused another man - Peter Koenig - of killing Mr Saunders while they were clearing trees at the Goomboorian property near Gympie.

However, Koenig has pointed the finger at Roser who he claimed repeatedly bludgeoned Mr Saunders with a metal bar at the property.

Jurors began their deliberations on Tuesday afternoon.

They will resume on Friday morning.

They were told to take their time to reach a verdict on Thursday after notifying Justice Martin Burns that they were unable to make a unanimous decision.

Justice Burns told jurors they were entitled to take as long as they wished.

They earlier asked if they could consider "elements of aiding".

But Justice Burns said: "You are not to consider aiding.

"You cannot convict unless you are satisfied beyond reasonable doubt (about) the essential feature of Mr Koenig's evidence, that is Mr Roser struck the blows that caused death, so put aiding out of your mind."

The Crown alleges that Sharon Graham asked her lovers Roser and Koenig to kill her ex-partner Mr Saunders and make it look like an accident in a bid to claim his $750,000 life insurance.

Koenig said Roser killed Mr Saunders and he helped carry the body to the chipper.

Koenig said he fed Mr Saunders into the machine, leaving the legs sticking out to make it look more like an accident.

"Just to leave a bit of Bruce... for the police to see," he said.

Mr Saunders was murdered after becoming embroiled in a "love quadrangle", the court heard.

Graham was living with Mr Saunders albeit in separate bedrooms and was in a relationship with Roser while also having "intimate relations" with Koenig.

Mr Saunders was still "besotted" with Graham, making out his will and life insurance policy in her favour.

Graham, 61, also pleaded not guilty to murder before successfully applying for a separate trial.

Koenig pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder earlier this year.

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