Hot on the heels of the Urewera fiasco and the Kim Dotcom circus, Clown prosecutor Ben Vanderkolk has stage managed the prosecution of Ewen Macdonald to make sure that the jury only got to hear half the facts.
December 30, 2006: Ewen Macdonald killed two trophy stags on Craig Hocken's Feilding property.August 9, 2007: Intentionally destroyed 16,000 litres of milk at Graham Sexton's farm at Himatangi.August 9, 2007: Intentionally killed calves causing loss to farmer Paul Barber at Foxton.March 21, 2008: Damaged a duck-shooting whare belonging to Graham Sexton.October 24, 2008: Damaged an old house by fire on Scott and Kylee Guy's property in Feilding.January 30, 2009: Vandalism of Scott and Kylee Guy's new home in Feilding.July 8, 2010: Scott Guy shot dead at the end of his driveway in the early hours of the morning.April 7, 2011: Ewen Macdonald arrested for murder.September 2011: Callum Boe convicted of arson, vandalism, etc, and sentenced to two years imprisonment.June 5, 2012: Trial begins in the High Court at Wellington. Macdonald is acquitted a month later.June 21, 2012: Anna Guy gives evidence regarding her "surprising Callum Boe and Ewen Macdonald" on the family farm.August 2, 2012: Suppression order regarding the other charges is lifted.August 6, 2012: It is revealed that Callum Boe is already out of prison.September 14, 2012: Macdonald to be sentenced in the High Court at Palmerston North on six remaining charges - the same charges that Boe was convicted and imprisoned for last year - Macdonald should have been jointly charged at that time with those offences!
He joined the Board of Trustees of the local school AFTER murdering Scott Guy apparently, which suggests a degree of arrogance as well as a lack of remorse that is deeply disturbing. The landowners pointed the finger at Macdonald, who originally denied it, but then he said it was "just that easy" and their property was not the only one he had been poaching on.