Ewen McDonald. Guilty? [updated]
All of the evidence supporting the charges against Ewen McDonald for the murder of Scott Guy has now been presented.
And I fully concede the press reports from the trial were sensational rather than factual. But I don’t recall any clear evidence being presented (or at least reported as being presented) that demonstrates beyond reasonable doubt that it was Ewen McDonald who killed Mr Guy. Hell, forget reasonable doubt—I can’t recall any evidence presented at all even suggesting it was he who murdered him.
Sure, he didn’t like him. But evidence of dislike is not evidence of murder. Yes, he burned down a house being trucked in. But evidence of arson is not evidence of murder. And I saw no credible evidence presented in court supporting the charge against him of murder.
UPDATE: Apparently the jury didn’t either.
Verdict is not guilty after yet another disgraceful prosecution by Crown Law—a prosecution so lacklustre it leaves McDonald neither convicted nor cleared. With continuing incompetence like this, no wonder Crown Law has given up the ghost on the Kim DotCom case.