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Woman contacted Qld trial witness

AAP logoAAP 19/09/2016 Alexandra Patrikios

A witness in the trial of three men accused of the manslaughter of a Sunshine Coast businessman has admitted she sent a Facebook message to another witness to warn them about one of the barristers.

Matthew Hill and brothers Blake and Wade Goldsworthy are on trial having each pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter over the November 2013 death of Wayne Dover outside the Factory nightclub in Maroochydore.

A former employee of the businessman, Bianca Evangelista, gave evidence last Tuesday and sat in the public gallery for other witnesses later in the week.

But she returned to the Brisbane Supreme Court on Monday to face questions about messages she sent to another witness, including via Facebook.

The court heard she sent a message to the witness at lunch time ahead of their cross-examination predicting Wade Goldsworthy's defence barrister, Simon Lewis, was going to "drill" them.

"He's such a f***wit," the jury heard the message read.

Ms Evangelista also contacted them the night before they were due to give evidence and gave "feedback" referring to an earlier witness's testimony, it was heard.

"I didn't think I was doing anything wrong," she told the court.

"I honestly wish I never did this."

She said she didn't think her actions were improper because she didn't refer to the statements of other witnesses.

The trial continues.

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