Last witnesses on stand this week
Sun, 24 Jun 2012 6:20p.m.
By Charlotte Shipman
It has been a week of confessions and tears in the Scott Guy murder trial.
Crucial to the case may be what the accused, Ewen Macdonald, admitted to and when.
On the day he was arrested for killing his brother-in-law, Ewen Macdonald admitted to police he was a thief, a vandal and an arsonist.
He confessed he had damaged Scott and Kylee Guy's new house because he was jealous, and his graffiti was aimed at Kylee Guy.
When his wife Anna visited him in prison, she asked if he had killed her brother.
“He said ‘no, I swear I didn't’,” said Anna Macdonald.
She couldn't understand how he could have kept his anger and resentment towards Scott Guy from her.
“If I felt that upset or cross I would have said. I just thought between a husband and wife that's what you do.”
Kylee Guy said she and Scott Guy felt violated after the damage to their home and it made her consider leaving the Manawatu.
“There's just no way those words were towards me because I haven't done anything, you knew that,” said Ms Guy. “But it was just so scary and we couldn't understand any of it.”
Kylee Guy never knew it until after Scott Guy’s death, but those words had been written before.
Two postal workers said they found notes in the Guy's letterbox around the time the farmhouse was set on fire and the new house was damaged.
They allegedly read:
You cheating whore, what comes around goes around.
Stay away from him Kylee, you whore.
Now you know how it feels to lose something you love.
Macdonald denies writing the notes.
His parents were both called as witnesses. They asked not to be filmed in court.
His mother recalled how proud she was when Ewen Macdonald won an award for his farm management.
“The judge said ‘do you think you'll have another go next year?’ And he said ‘no, I’m happy with second place’,” said Marlene Macdonald.
But it is feeling second place behind Scott guy on the family farm that the Crown says provided his motive for murder.
The Crown expects its witnesses will be finished giving evidence in the next few days.
Ewen Macdonald’s wife Anna, Scott Guy's sister, is expected to be called as a witness once more and so too are Scott Guy's and Anna's father, Bryan Guy.
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