Kylee Guy wants to find husband's killer
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 6:29a.m.
The widow of slain Feilding farmer Scott Guy is refusing to give up the fight to find who killed her husband and has partnered with the Sensible Sentencing Trust.
Ms Guy is working with the Trust to review the case after her brother-in-law Ewen Macdonald was last week acquitted of murdering her husband.
One of the areas they are examining is a defendant’s right to silence during a trial whereby they don’t have to take the stand.
The Trust’s spokesperson Garth McVicar says even though the right to silence has been a core principle of the justice system, it doesn’t mean its appropriateness cannot be questioned.
Mr McVicar says in the UK, a jury can take into account whether or not a defendant takes the stand as part of their deliberation. In New Zealand, they cannot.
“The Guy case has been the tipping point - that is the vibe I’m getting back. I’ve never had the number of lawyers and barristers contacting me saying ‘we’re ashamed of this’,” he told Radio New Zealand.
He wants to sit down with police, prosecution and defence to find an outcome to the ordeal and what should be done to catch the killer.
If not, a private investigator will be hired and a special team will be formed to go through all the evidence from the trial with fine-tooth comb, he says.
“We’ve got our feelers out there for the appropriate people to come on board. I’ve been contacted by a number of lawyers and barristers who say they are ashamed to be part of this system.
“As a nation, we can’t accept that this is as good as we can get,” he says.
Mr McVicar says a murderer is probably walking around free and Kylee Guy won't accept that.
“She’s not prepared to wave the white flag, she’s not prepared to accept that that’s the final chapter and that there’s no way forward,” he says.
Even if new evidence were to be uncovered, any application for a retrial would need to be approved by the Solicitor General.
Ewen Macdonald will be back in court at the end of the month, where a sentencing date will be set for the charges he has admitted.
They include poaching two deer, burning down a farmhouse and vandalising Scott Guy's new home. He is also facing three other charges, but the details of those remain suppressed.
Police say no one else is being sought in relation to Scott Guy’s death.
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20/07/2012 12:51:27 p.m.
McVicar said he doesn't believe in forgiveness: "I won't go anywhere near that one. In eight years I've only ever had one email from people who want to forgive.
However, he forgave and supported Mr Bruce Emery in 2008, after Mr Emery brutally murdered a 15 year old boy who vandalised the garage door of his home. Mr Emery chased his young victim 300m down the street armed with a knife, and stabbed the teenager in the stomach. He was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder and given a prison term of four years three months. He was released on parole after less than two years in prison. McVicar publicly welcomed his release and said Emery should never have gone to jail in the first place, describing him as "a different kind of offender".
Under Sensible Sentencing Trust policies described, Emery would have got 15 years minimum.
Mcvicar also forgave David Garrett as well as lied on Garrett’s behalf with a false reference that Garrett had not been in trouble with the law when Mcvicar knew Garrett had violent criminal convictions Mcvicar lied about so Garrett could get off Scott free and help gag the family of the dead child Garrett stole from.
Mcvicar said to give Garrett a second chance which since then Garrett has been found guilty of drunken driving, locked his wife and two children out of his house, is known cyber bully on Kiwiblog that uses several disguised names to promote himself and bully anyone who brings up his past or a competitor.
With Garth Mcvicar entering the Guys murder case is like the time Mcvicar interrupted with Jack Nicholas case and the murderer was never found and almost hung the wrong man, simply because Mcvicar wanted any one to pay in his desperation to find revenge.
Mcvicar has now leached on to Mrs Guy, not to seek justice but to seek media attention as he always does.
9/07/2012 11:18:08 a.m.
I would say she has already found him.
9/07/2012 9:07:16 a.m.
come, time campbell live called in deb webber from sensing murder
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