Ewen Macdonald police interview - Part 3
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 9:09a.m.
The jury in the Scott Guy murder trial has watched the final section of Ewen Macdonald’s police interview the day he was arrested.
So far, the trial has focussed on the police investigation leading up to Macdonald’s arrest for his brother-in-law’s murder.
In video played at the High Court in Wellington yesterday, Macdonald admitted slaughtering a neighbour’s prized stags, burning down an old farmhouse and vandalising the new house of Mr Guy and wife Kylee.
However, he remained adamant he did not commit murder.
Macdonald told police he wouldn’t take someone’s life and claimed he is “not that extreme”.
Detective Glen Jackson reminds Macdonald that he agreed with him that when they find the man responsible for the arson and the damage, they would find the murderer.
“Yeah but I am not the murderer...I said it would make sense for your investigation,” he replies.
Mr Jackson then asks again: “If you use that logic, do you really think that you will walk out of here without being charged with murder?”
“I would say you are going to charge me with murder, it doesn’t matter,” Macdonald says.
“But I am not guilty...Admitting to a crime I haven’t committed isn’t going to make it better for me.”
Macdonald then says the police need evidence and when there is evidence, he will admit it.
“If there was evidence that proves I done [sic] it, if I was caught, then you’d have to admit to it,” he says.
Macdonald finishes the interview by saying: “I guess I won’t be going home tonight”, to which Detective Laurie Howell replies: “I doubt it very much Ewen. I imagine you will be appearing in court tomorrow”.
Macdonald hasn’t been home since
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