Queenstown-based man charged in connection with Scott Guy murder case

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A Queenstown-based man has been charged in connection with the investigation into the Scott Guy murder. 

The 21-year-old builder hasn’t been charged in relation to Guy’s murder but faces six separate charges, spanning intentional damage to property and animals over several years. 

The builder, who has name suppression, appeared in Queenstown District Court yesterday (Thursday). 

He has been bailed at a Queenstown address and is scheduled to reappear on April 18. 

Guy’s brother-in-law Ewen Kerry MacDonald, 30, was arrested in Feilding yesterday (Thursday) and charged with the killing, The New Zealand Herald has reported. The paper also reported MacDonald appeared in the Palmerston North District Court today (Friday) to plead not guilty on the charge of shooting his brother-in-law in the throat. 

Guy’s father Bryan has told Radio New Zealand that information from the 21-year-old based in Queenstown led to Macdonald’s arrest. 

The charges facing the Queenstown-based man include intentional damage to a residential house in Feilding on Aorangi road, intending to cause loss to Diamond Homes between January 30 and 31 of 2009, plus the arson of removal trailers containing a Brittons House Movers property. 

Guy, a Manawatu farmer, was gunned down in the driveway of his Aorangi road home between 4am and 7am on July 8, last year. 

He is survived by his wife Kylee Guy and sons Hunter, two, and six-month-old Drover – born after his father’s shooting.