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Gold Coast shooting witness jailed

AAP logoAAP 14/12/2016 Ed Jackson

A woman who was at the scene of a Gold Coast shooting death earlier this month has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.

Renee Moseley, 31, pleaded guilty to a string of charges at Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday, including a single count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

She was charged with that offence after travelling with accused murderer Taylor Ruatara in a stolen car to the home of Jason Boyd at Carrara on December 2.

Mr Boyd was shot dead soon after the pair's arrival, with 18-year-old Ruatara having been charged with the father's murder.

Moseley was given a two-month prison sentence for the unlawful use of a motor vehicle charge as part of a total prison term of 12 months on her various offences.

The court heard Moseley had been since 2014 in an abusive relationship which included being cut by her partner on the arm with a samurai sword.

Moseley's lawyer Michael Gatenby told the court his client had then had her stitches pulled out by the man after seeing a doctor for treatment.

"She has some very, very unfortunate lifestyle partners she has engaged with," Mr Gatenby told the court.

Magistrate Rod Kilner said Moseley's history of offending could only be partially excused by her involvement in a domestic abuse situation.

"Why should the rest of the community suffer as a result of your client's unfortunate partner choices?" Mr Kilner said.

"As the saying goes, 'if you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas'."

Mr Kilner said Moseley had committed "extreme offending" for an "extended period of time".

Moseley will be eligible to apply for parole from December 28 having already served a total of 118 days in pre-sentence custody for her various offences.

Mr Kilner also fined Moseley a total of $1050 and disqualified her from holding a driver licence for three years and one month.

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