'Ewen's got no home to come back to' - neighbour
Wed, 04 Jul 2012 6:04p.m.
By Charlotte Shipman
At Scott Guy's grave there are messages from his two sons and his heartbroken widow.
And on Aorangi road, he's still sorely missed by neighbours who watched him grow up and then raise his own family.
“I feel for those little boys and Kylee, Scott should be here,” says trial witness and Guy family friend Alison Rankin.
Ms Rankin still keeps in touch with Kylee Guy.
“Little hunter, one day when I was talking to her, said in the background, ‘how did my daddy get up in the cloud?’ How do you answer that?”
Ewen Macdonald remains in Manawatu prison. It can now be revealed he faces more charges on top of the arson, theft and vandalism he's already admitted.
“What kind of person would trash a house like that?,” says Ms Rankin
When Macdonald was arrested in April last year for murder, Ms Rankin told 3 News she was shocked. Now she and her husband Rob are equally surprised Macdonald was found not guilty.
“For me, I didn't think it would be that verdict,” she says.
“I thought the police had it sorted. I thought it seemed to be right,” says Mr Rankin.
They say it will be difficult for Macdonald to return to the Feilding community.
“Ewen's got no home to come back to, it's gone,” says Mr Rankin.
Macdonald's wife Anna and their four children no longer live in the family home on the farm, now a new farm manager lives there.
Ms Rankin was a witness twice in the four week trial.
“It was harrowing,” she says.
All of the charges Macdonald continues to face will be dealt with at sentencing. A date for that will be set at the end of this month in Palmerston north.
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