A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of two men accused of a failed murder plot.

Brett Matthew Murch, 38, and Russell James Logan, 40, are charged with the attempted murder of Leonard Gjeka at a house at Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills in March 2010.

The prosecution claimed Murch was dressed as a Telstra maintenance worker when he fired three shots at Mr Gjeka at his front door, seeking to claim a $50,000 reward.

Mr Gjeka lost the tip of a finger in the attack.

Logan admitted in court he drove Murch to the scene and disposed of the gun.

But he denied being part of the contact killing attempt and said his drug dealer, Leslie Richards, had told him only to drive Murch to the scene, in exchange for wiping a drug debt.

The prosecution claimed both men planned the attempted killing.

Prosecutor Carmen Matteo said both were guilty of attempted murder on the legal principle of joint enterprise.

"The plan was knowingly carried out by Brett Murch and Russell Logan, each man playing a different part, each man hoping to claim their share of the $50,000 reward. They failed," she said.

"I urge you not to confuse incompetence or bad luck with a lack of intention to end that man's life."

The South Australian Supreme Court heard Leslie Richards was sentenced to 16 years' jail for conspiracy to murder over the shooting, but that was reduced to nine years in return for his testimony at the current trial.

"For all of his multitude of sins, he's very well-placed to tell you what went on in 2010." Ms Matteo told the court.

In his closing address, Murch's lawyer Nick Vadasz said: "There is no direct evidence whatsoever" to convict his client.

"No identification of him, no DNA evidence, no eyewitness evidence.

"Apart from the evidence of Richards and (Shawn) Powell, there is not one skerrick of independent evidence on the prosecution case."

Mr Vadasz said there were many possible scenarios and Murch was just "one of many many players".

He went on to criticise Leslie Richards' character.

"He's likely to be one of the most discreditable and untrustworthy people you have ever met in your life," the court heard.

"He's a brothel keeper, a pimp, a drug dealer" and the "prosecution case is built on this man".

"He is the only prosecution witness to point the finger at Brett Murch as the man who shot Leonard Gjeka."

Mr Vadasz said there were nine significant items of evidence against Logan, including the presence of Telstra logo images on his computer and several phone calls to Richards.

Logan's lawyer Greg Mead urged the jury to find his client not guilty of attempted murder because: "At the last minute he was asked to drive ... he wasn't told what was going on and that he helped afterwards to dispose of the gun.

"That makes him guilty of assisting an offender."

The jury heard a faked Telstra letter delivered to one of Mr Gjeka's neighbours had Logan's fingerprints on it, but Mr Mead challenged that.

"The fingerprint evidence suggests that many people have handled the letters, it's just Logan's prints are the identifiable ones," he said.

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