Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Scott Guy

New Zealand Farmer Shot Dead on Farm

From Wikipedia :
Scott Guy was shot to death at the gate of the family farm in Feilding, New Zealand in July 2010. Six months later, his brother-in-law, Ewen Macdonald, was charged with the murder. Macdonald was married to Scott Guy's sister Anna and Scott was best man at their wedding. Both men used to manage the Guy's family farm and surrounding properties on Aorangi Rd a few miles from Feilding.

Macdonald was defended by high profile defense lawyer, Greg King. After a trial that captured the attention of the New Zealand media and public, Macdonald was found not guilty. King attributed the public's interest in the case to "unadulterated racism" as the victim and the accused were "good looking white people". Two months later, King himself was found dead in a suspected suicide.

Scott Guy was shot dead at the end of his driveway after he stopped to open a farm gate early in the morning of 8 July 2010. He died from shotgun wounds to his neck, face and arm. His body was discovered by a truck driver, David Berry at about 7.00am. Mr Berry called the police at 7.08am and then called his landlord, Bruce Johnstone. When Johnstone arrived, he took a quick look at the body and phoned Macdonald at 7.16am; two police cars soon arrived and Macdonald arrived on his quadbike shortly after that.  Macdonald immediately rang Scott's father at 7.21am sounding distressed and incoherent.

The police alleged that Macdonald had held a grudge against Scott after the latter returned from outback Australia in 2008 and said he wanted to inherit the farm. There was an on-going rivalry between the two. Because of the tension Bryan Guy, Scott's father called a number of family meetings to clear the air. Scott was given responsibility to raise the calves and grow the crops for the cows. Macdonald was given responsibility for the dairy side of the business. The tension appeared to have subsided and Bryan Guy reported that in the previous 12 months "everyone seemed to be getting along really well." Two weeks before the murder, MacDonald and Scott traveled to Invercargill together for a dairying conference. Nikki Guy, Scott's other sister, said the pair had a "fantastic time". At the trial, the Crown alleged Scott still wanted to take control of the farm and went to one particular family meeting with an agenda outlining his demands. The prosecutor claimed "this might as well have been his death warrant".

One of the Guy's former farm workers, Callum Boe, subsequently told police that he and Macdonald used to go on hunting trips they referred to as "missions". He told police that on one mission in October 2008, they torched an old home on Scott's section. In January, 2009 about 18 months before the murder, they vandalized a home being built by Scott and his wife, Kylee, causing $14,000 worth of damage. At the time no one knew that Macdonald was responsible.

Readers Account:
Scott Guy was shot from close range at the gate of his rural property 8th July 2010. in Feilding, New Zealand, believed to be between 4.45am and 5 am. His body was found by a neighbor at 7.05 am beside his truck. It was ascertained he'd been on his computer at 4.41am and was on his way to start work on his farm, milking cows, just along the road from his house. He would have got out of his truck to open the gate. His DOB is 21st Dec. 1978.

His brother-in-law who lived on the same family property and worked on the farm, Ewen McDonald was charged with his murder but found Not Guilty at trial. Ewen's date of birth is 5th June 1980. He was seen in the milking shed starting work at approx 5.03 am. when he deactivated the alarm. There was a history of competitiveness and some bad vibes between them but also good friendship. Some jealousy existed over their roles in the family farm business - Ewen believing he did more work than Scott who was the owner's son and more casual.

After the trial it became known that he was responsible for prior acts of vandalism against Scott and his wife's property, poaching neighbors animals, shooting neighbors deer, bashing to death some young calves owned by a neighbor etc. Acts that showed callous destruction and deception.  One of the unanswered mysteries in the case relate to 3 pure bred puppies owned by Scott's wife that went missing from a litter of 7, at the same time. They were noticed as missing the next day- last siting of them was 7th July 2010, the day before the murder. Neighbors testified to hearing 3 shots around 5 am , which would have made it impossible for Ewen to have done it and got to the cow shed on his bike , turn off the alarm ,without looking suspicious ( hot, sweaty, puffed etc on a winter's morning - also he would have had to dispose of the weapon.- and pups ).

The trial brought up lots of inconclusive evidence, but public opinion was that he would have been guilty, based on his "undercover" violent escapades. Wikipedia on google will have timeline and details, plus photos. I've not been able to figure out what to look for to represent the puppies! It's believed they could have been taken earlier as a way to make it look like it was linked to Scott's murder. The farm worker who arrived to milk the cows also saw on the road, 2 cars, around the time, but no one came forward and it's not known if they were significant.

Also, the day before a dodgy stranger smelling of alcohol and cigarettes came to the house looking for Scott - he has not been identified or located either. Ewen, married to Scott's sister since they were very young, went to school with Scott, lived on family farm and treated as one of the family. Worked very hard, excellent farmer, hunter, into gardening, good at sport, running, karate, coached kids rugby team, community guy, asthmatic, quiet, bottled up emotions, didn't like small talk. Put everything into his farming.


This came to me from a reader and the account given was from this reader.  I edited out parts of her account that don't matter here.  I was intrigued, especially since there had been an arrest and a trial, with the suspect being found innocent.  Since then no other suspects have emerged.  So whodunnit?  I ran the charts and wait until you see what they say!

It is assumed that he was murdered between 4:30 and 5:00 am at the gate on the farm.  I always run charts for the previous hour or two to see what is in place before the victim is murdered.  There is usually something going on.  So the first chart I ran for this event was for 4 am.

The earlier chart usually helps with the seventh house reading.  The chart should show who the person is that is coming along, the person the victim is going to meet next.  Well, this chart clearly shows that this person is a destructive criminal.  Pluto rules the seventh and is sitting in the eighth, a clear marker for a dangerous person who lives a criminal life.  Mars also rules the seventh and you can see it in the fourth house, showing this dangerous person to already be on this man's property.  Mars is disposed of by Mercury in the second so this criminal is a thief.  Pluto in the eighth is disposed of by Saturn in the fourth so the purpose was to enter the property and cause the death of someone there.  Saturn rules the dead body and it is in the fourth, this while we know he was shot to death on his own farm.  Mars is also there, as already noted, showing that the bullet was fired on the home property.  Pluto is conjunct the node so it looks like this was planned out and not a random or accidental event.  This man was targeted and probably by this vicious criminal.

It's to be noted that this man ran a dairy farm. Virgo is on the fourth house cusp and Virgo is a marker for dairies.  In turn, the cusp is disposed of by Mercury in Cancer in the second house and Cancer is a marker for milk and lactating mothers.  Mercury is the merchant, the trader, the businessman.  The second house is how this  man made his living.  The charts fit.

Noting that the first house ruler is Venus and she is in the third house, you can see that he had just walked out of the gate off of his property and was near to the road.  The cusp to the fourth would be the gate to the property and Venus is into the third, not far, but far enough to show him off the property and close to the road.  Is it known that someone drove by and shot him?  Or did they walk up from behind?  The charts clearly show the killer to already be on the property.  At the same time, I see that Neptune rules the tenth house from the ninth, showing this person's home to be in the woods or on land without a structure.  Neptune means he is not easily seen, he is hidden away and the ninth house shows his home to be outdoors.  Was the "dodgy stranger" a homeless man?  If so, he may be the criminal they are looking for.

The thing about the 4:30 am chart is the death pattern.  It is almost completely emergent.  This tells me he died closer to 4:45 am than 5:00 am.  Although time is not the same on Earth as it is in space, it gives a general idea of the spatial time.  Here it appears closer to 4 than 5.  Anyways, you can see that the eighth house ruler is now Saturn and it is in the fourth house; the secondary chart ruler, the Moon, is in the twelfth house; the Moon is 3 degrees sinister to Caput Algol, a fixed star that describes murder.  The node is still in the eighth house, showing planning.  And Pluto has moved into the seventh house, a marker for violence.  In the seventh house, this may well describe the killer.  The interesting placement of Pluto in Capricorn would describe somebody who was older, thin, scraggly and dirty, living a simple life or a life of few means, in poverty.  But it would also describe somebody who lived outside of society, rebellious, upstart, somebody desiring change and willing to create chaos to achieve that desire.  Many people dismiss Pluto because it is no longer considered a planet but now a dwarf planet.  But I have found Pluto to be forceful and predictive in forensics.  Dwarf planet or not, it is definitely a predictor of violence, uprising and even destruction.  It is almost always a predictor of change.  It just makes me wonder how many other dwarf planets are out there and what effect they may have in these events.

Pluto appears to be a director in this case.  As a descriptor for our killer, it describes a rough person who has strong desires and will resort to violence and chaos to achieve his means.  The position of Pluto in the eighth house early on shows us that this person is also a criminal, someone unafraid to break rules and lives outside of society.  In all cases I have seen this position describes somebody who cannot be trusted; somebody dangerous.  I think this describes the unknown stranger who has been described as "dodgy".  None the less, the killer was someone who lived in the woods by simple, hardscrabble means and was likely homeless.  In the chart for 4:30 am, the seventh house ruler, now Jupiter, is in the tenth house.  This shows the killer in retreat, as the tenth house shows his "home" or the place he calls his own.  This "home" described by the tenth house ruler, Neptune, which is in the ninth.  So he has run to the woods to hide.  Neptune is all about secrets and mysteries and this "home" in the woods is his hideout.  He used it effectively on this occasion as no one saw him retreat nor did they look for him in the woods.  He got away.

Saturn in the fourth house shows us the body in the grave. We know he wasn't buried but the fourth house indicates the body is at the home.  And we know he was killed on his own property.  Saturn is disposed of by Mercury in the second so the killing was done for money.  Perhaps there was something this man wanted, as Mercury can describe a thief.  But it also describes the merchant, the businessman and has an affinity with dairy farms.  There is a documented feud within the family over the farm and the money it made, with some people feeling cheated.  Feeling cheated is a feeling connected to Neptune, where one feels someone is "sneaking around".  There is no doubt that this murder was the result of someone sneaking around but was it connected to family?  Was this planned murder committed by a dirty stranger but paid for by a family member?  With the tenth house and fourth house so prominent, there are strong markers toward family business and what can only be described as secrets or things hidden.  The tenth house ruler is disposed of by Uranus in Aries, also in the tenth house.  Uranus is closely aligned with Jupiter, which rules the seventh but is also in the tenth.  There is a possibility that this was a paid hit.  That this dirty criminal that showed up there and shot this man did so at someone's elses behalf.  Both Uranus and Jupiter are disposed of by Mars and at the time of death, Mars was the bullet.  Mars, in turn, is disposed of by Mercury, which describes thievery but also clearly describes the family dairy farm.  So was someone stealing from the farm?  Was that the reason this man was shot?  I cannot tell for sure but the indicators do exist.

The 5 am chart does not show much else but it does show me that the gun was disposed of near the scene.  Saturn at the fourth house cusp shows the body right at the gate.  Jupiter, the seventh house ruler, is in the tenth, still showing the killer to be in his "own place" or home.  Jupiter is disposed of by Mars, which is in the third.  The gun was tossed in the woods but not far from the road.  It would have been left nearby but not directly at the scene.  This man felt safe tossing it in the woods, even close to the roadway, because he knew that nobody would connect him to it and perhaps even that no one was aware that he lived in those woods.  His presence was as thin as smoke.  Neptune kept him well hidden.  Uranus in Aries describes an outlaw and also a place where outlaws hide out.  He was hiding somewhere nearby but in a place not easily seen.  Both Mars, the  marker for the gun, and Saturn, the marker for the body, are disposed of by Mercury, which is the marker for a thief.  I believe the chart shows that the gun was stolen and he disposed of it where it might be found to frame somebody else for this.  Mercury also rules the first, so this person he was trying to frame would have been connected somehow to the victim.  If there were any guns missing from the property, this could point to the actions of the killer.

Mars in Virgo describes a small  handgun.  Moon in Taurus disposed of by Venus in Leo in the third describes a neighborhood belief that this victim was wealthy and had more than most.  In fact, his own relatives believed he had more than they did.  In general, people may have thought of the family as show offs or people who were self indulgent and overly proud.  There could have been a lot of envy.  Female members of the family may have behaved like princesses. I won't write that in stone but Venus is in Leo.  But public perception of this family was as if they were royalty.  And there was infighting inside the family over money; possibly some people were stealing.  People may have been taking more than their share and feeling entitled to it.  With Cancer on the second house cusp, there is no doubt that this farm supported everybody in the family and everybody in the family felt it was theirs.  I think it's fascinating that the Moon rules the second house and it is in the sign Taurus, which rules bulls and cows.

Pluto in Capricorn disposed of by Saturn shows a singular purpose in the execution.  Jupiter in Aries disposed of by Mars shows the killer came armed.  This criminal came there to murder this man.  Gemini on the first house cusp at the time of death may mean that there was actually more than one target.  Mercury is in Cancer disposed of by the Moon in the twelfth and this makes it feel like a secret plot; a scheme.  Neptune ruling the tenth also hints at deception and secret scheming.  The person who did this is best described by Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Aries.  So this describes what we have already discussed: a seedy individual who lived a hardscrabble life and had no qualms about committing crimes and living outside of society.  This person, as so many other criminal minds, lived (lives) outside of the law.  So the murder of this man was no big deal to the killer.  My only question is why.  Money seems to be a big player in the chart, giving me pause, especially with the markers for secrets and scheming.  It is possible that this was a paid hit.  I cannot find any ties in the charts that bring this man together with the family.  I do not see any family members connected to the murder.  So I have no idea who would have hired this killer.  In fact, it generally looks like this man worked alone.  Saturn in Virgo disposed of by Mercury in Cancer points to robbery.  Is it possible that this man just thought the victim would have money in his pockets?  At this time in the morning, getting ready to milk the cows?  It's possible but it seems sort of stupid.  I mean, would somebody kill this man in order to steal whatever coins he might have in work jeans?  Or are the money indicators telling us that he was paid to do this in advance?  This is all just conjecture however because the charts do not show motive other than theft.  Only those who know the finest details of this case will know if anything was stolen or if anyone was stealing on a regular basis and was seeking a way to cover it up.  But the charts clearly show a thief.

And the only markers that describe this man, Jupiter in Aries conjoined Uranus, describe a criminal.  An outlaw who may have spent time in prison, may even be on probation because he is living in the woods in a hideout, as if he were being looked for.  So it is possible that this wanton criminal was already in trouble.  But whether he went to jail for another crime in the meantime is hard to decipher.  So without searching those woods myself, all I can do is suggest that somebody should.

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