King farewelled in Wellington today
Greg King was remembered as a ''brilliant legal mind'' as 800 mourners packed Wellington Cathedral of St Paul for his funeral this morning.
Mr King, 43, who recently successfully defended Ewen Macdonald against a charge of murdering his brother-in-law Scott Guy, was found dead next to his car in Dungarvan Rd, Newlands, on Saturday.
A plain wooden casket arrived at St Paul's in a black Rolls Royce hearse at 9.35am. On top of it were Mr King's white wig, black gown and distinctive blue bag.
Singer-songwriter Brooke Fraser - who is the daughter of Mr King's close friend, former All Black Bernie Fraser - performed.
Among those attending were Mr King's junior Liam Collins, Sir Robert Jones, former TVNZ boss Ian Fraser, MP Nick Smith, former MP Simon Power, crown prosecutor Simon Moore and Labour MP Trevor Mallard.
Other mourners included Police Association president Greg O'Connor and a number of police staff including Detective Inspector Darrin Thomson and Senior Sergeant Mike Oxnam. Judges Bruce Davidson and Peter Hobbs, Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth McVicar and Lawyer Barry Hart were also in attendance.
The Dominion Post