Ewen MacDonald Not Guilty of Scott Guy Murder - What Do You Think? It seems that while there was plenty of evidence that MacDonald has done some horrible things to Scott Guy and his belongings, that there was enough doubt to find him not guilty. Much like David Bain, the jury was unable to find him guilty beyond reasonable doubt, although it seems that he was the most likely person to have committed the murder. Do you think he will be charged for other things like vandalism and arson? Do you think Ewen MacDonald killed Scott Guy? I wonder what life will be like for this family now?
The jury considering whether Ewen Macdonald murdered his brother-in-law Scott Guy has found him not guilty.
Kylee Guy reacted by storming out of the courtroom screaming that he killed her husband.
Today's verdict ends a four-week legal struggle over evidence, motive and circumstance in the High Court in Wellington.
Macdonald was accused of killing 31-year-old Guy outside his rural Aorangi Rd property about 4.43am on July 8, 2010, over tensions about the family farm's future.
He had already admitted to setting fire to an old house on Guy's property, vandalising his new house, and stealing two deer from a nearby farm.
During closing arguments last week, Crown prosecutor Ben Vanderkolk said Macdonald had the skill and the state of mind required to kill Guy, and asked the jury to give a verdict based on "common sense".
He said Macdonald knew when Guy would be leaving home, where the farm shotgun was and owned the dive boots with distinctive soles found on the crime scene.
However, defence lawyer Greg King said there were four fatal flaws in the Crown case including that three of the four Crown witnesses heard shots about 5am when Macdonald was at work.