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Man 'disgusted' by woodchipper death plan

Peter Koenig has been recalled to testify at a murder trial after new phone records were obtained. (Jono Searle/AAP PHOTOS) (AAP)

Disgusted by Sharon Graham's plan to kill Bruce Saunders, Peter Koenig concedes he still rang her the night he fed his friend's body into a woodchipper.

A member of Graham's alleged "love quadrangle", Koenig was recalled to give evidence at the Brisbane Supreme Court on Wednesday after new phone records were obtained.

Graham, 61, and partner Gregory Lee Roser, 63, have pleaded not guilty to murder after Mr Saunders died while working on a property north of Brisbane in November 2017.

The Crown alleges Graham asked Roser and another lover Koenig to kill her ex-partner Mr Saunders, 54, and make it look like an accident in a bid to claim his $750,000 life insurance.

Footage has been shown to the jury of Mr Saunders' legs protruding from the chipper at the Goomboorian property near Gympie after clearing trees with Roser and Koenig.

Koenig had earlier told the court that he refused to take part in Graham's plan to kill Mr Saunders and Roser had bludgeoned his friend with a metal bar before they carried the body to the chipper.

Koenig said he fed the body into the machine but stopped it with the legs still sticking out to make it look more like an accident.

"After Bruce's death you were disgusted at what Sharon had done by cooking up this plan to kill your friend Bruce, is that correct?" Roser's barrister Lars Falcongreen said on Wednesday.

"This is a plan that you wanted nothing to do with? Correct?"

"Yes," Koenig replied via video link.

Koenig had earlier told the jury that Roser rang Graham moments after Mr Saunders was fed into the chipper, and they told her "job's done".

On Wednesday the court heard phone records obtained last week also show Graham rang Koenig minutes after Roser's call.

It also showed Koenig called Graham later that night at 9.30pm while he was still at the property, speaking for about three minutes.

Koenig agreed that he could remember Roser's call, "bits and pieces" of conversations with the property owner that night and when an ambulance was called.

But he had no memory of Graham calling him or ringing her at 9.30pm.

Asked by Mr Falcongreen whether he accepted that he had called Graham that night, Koenig said: "If it is in on my phone, I will have to".

Roser and Koenig initially told police Mr Saunders' death was a terrible accident, claiming their friend had been reckless around the machine but did not heed warnings.

Mr Falcongreen had earlier told the jury that Roser and Koenig were lying.

Roser didn't dispute that Mr Saunders was murdered or that he "shamelessly" helped dispose of the body, Mr Falcongreen said.

However, Mr Falcongreen said it was Koenig who was procured by Graham and was responsible for the murder.

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

Meanwhile, Graham's finances were in a "downhill decline", the court has heard.

Forensic accountant Kelly Beckett said she conducted a financial review of Graham and Roser from June 2016 to May 2018.

Graham's opening balance was $121,000 but was just over $13,000 by the time she was arrested, the jury heard.

Ms Beckett said Roser was in a negative financial position.

The prosecution has closed its case at the trial before Justice Martin Burns, with Roser set to give evidence on Thursday.

Graham has successfully applied for a separate trial.

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