Update: A woman told police that she had an affair with accused man Lloyd Rayney for about four years during his marriage with Corryn Rayney.
The woman’s police statement has been tendered in Mr Rayney’s Supreme Court wilful murder trial where he is fighting an allegation he killed his wife as they headed towards divorce in August 2007.
The State has argued that Mr Rayney wanted to protect himself against Mrs Rayney’s plans to expose him as a womaniser and gambler.
Today, a statement from the woman who Mr Rayney had an affair with was made available.
In the statement, made in August 2007, the woman described how the pair initially shared a "gambling friendship" that had eventually developed and had seen them kiss after a Christmas party.
She told police she had been impressed by Mr Rayney’s status and flattered by his attention.
During their affair, the pair had been intimate up to three times a week, meeting at her unit.
She had once been shown by Mr Rayney through his home, which made her uncomfortable, she said.
"Lloyd told me that the sexual aspect of his relationship with Corryn had been over since the birth of their second child but I didn’t pay too much attention to this as what else would a married man say to his lover," she told police.
"He never spoke nicely about Corryn though and he would say that they argued and didn’t get along."
"He would talk about how he wished he had met me ten years earlier and expressed his love for me but his position was that he wouldn’t leave his wife," she stated. "Lloyd said that he believed that his marriage was the only way to retain full custody of his children and he did not want to disgrace his family by divorcing Corryn."
The woman, whose name is suppressed, has not been called to testify and answer questions in court.
Separately a male friend of Mrs Rayney's was scheduled to be called as a witness this afternoon but his appearance on the stand was delayed while a suppression order preventing media from naming him or showing his image was challenged.
The man, who cannot be named, will appear as a witness tomorrow. However, matters relating to the suppression will not be heard until Thursday
Mr Rayney's defence team has suggested Mrs Rayney's relationship with the man was more than a friendship.
Close friends of Mrs Rayney have told the Supreme Court that they do not believe the mother-of-two was having an affair and simply had a friendship with the man, who was a parent from the same private school as the Rayney children.
Asked by Justice Brian Martin about the relevance of the man's evidence, Mr Rayney's lawyer David Edwardson said he would not be "suggesting anything sinister".
Asked if the defence planned to suggested Mrs Rayney might have gone out socialising after bootscooting on August 7, 2007, Mr Edwardson said: "Absolutely."The trial has been adjourned until Tuesday 10am.