After Macdonald's sentencing, Scott Guy's father, Bryan, issued the following statement:
"Today is yet another reminder of how one person's actions have affected everyone in our family. The sentencing does not give us closure or satisfaction. It is simply a reminder that there are consequences for the decisions that Ewen made
"One consequence is that Ewen is no longer part of our day-to-day lives. He has lost our trust and has hurt us deeply and shaken the values which our family hold dear.
"However, the turmoil we have been through has brought our immediate family closer together, and it is our future that we now focus on.
"Our family is now challenged with building a new life. We are determined to build a future not on anger or revenge, not on resentment or sorrow. We must build a future for our children and grandchildren on love and compassion, on truth and faith.
"We can only reiterate our heartfelt thanks to all New Zealanders for the support and caring you have shown our family, which continues to give us strength and courage."
- © Fairfax NZ News
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