A Supreme Court judge has delayed sentencing a Hobart man found guilty of murdering his estranged wife until he's able to do it in person.
Klaus Dieter Neubert, 74, was due to be sentenced on Wednesday but Tasmanian Supreme Court justice Michael Brett was in Burnie and wanted to give his determination face-to-face.
"I just don't feel comfortable sentencing for a crime of this seriousness over videolink," Justice Brett said on screen in a Hobart courtroom, subsequently rescheduling the sentencing to Monday.
Before adjourning the court, the judge noted he had received a psychological report for Neubert, requested after a jury found him guilty of the May 2015 shooting murder of his wife Olga Neubert, 37.
Representing himself after sacking his counsel during the trial, German-born Neubert had been given a copy of the report and disagreed with its contents.
"I'm very disappointed that the doctor ... took the gossip from the witnesses," Neubert said.
"I was not controlling in my marriage - how could she date another man?
"It's all gossip, it's not a proper report."
Neubert said he always had his wife's welfare in mind and had put several of his assets in her name.
"Some of my women friends told me that my fault was that I spoiled her too much," Neubert added.
The trial jury agreed with prosecutors that on the day of the shooting Neubert was in a rage, frustrated that his marriage had broken down, and angered that his wife had rejected a $600,000 settlement offer.
When he spotted her in traffic he blocked her car with his Mercedes four-wheel drive and used a shortened rifle to fire repeatedly into the driver's window of her Peugeot hatchback, before approaching the car and resting the gun barrel against her skull to inflict the fatal shot.
Neubert is also expected to be sentenced in relation to the grievous bodily harm of a passenger in the Peugeot, Josephine Ramos Cooper, who lost two fingers in the attack.
She is suing Neubert for $2.4 million in the Supreme Court's civil division in an ongoing trial.