Ewen Macdonald sent to Chch Prison

JOELLE DALLY
Last updated 05:47 22/02/2013
Ewen Macdonald
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TRANSFERRED: Ewen Macdonald has been transferred from Manawatu Prison to Christchurch Men's Prison.

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The man acquitted of murdering Feilding farmer Scott Guy has been moved to Christchurch Men's Prison.

Ewen Macdonald, 32, was found not guilty of Guy's murder after a high profile trial midway through last year.

He is serving a five-year jail term after admitting six other crimes that surfaced during the murder investigation, including the arson of an old farmhouse on Guy's property, and the vandalism of his new home.

A Corrections source last night confirmed the move, saying it was "scheduled" as part of his case management.

However, ONE News reported that the move had upset Guy's widow, Kylee Guy, and she was not told it was happening.

Kylee Guy is still working with private investigators in a bid to uncover fresh evidence on her husband's death.

Macdonald was at Manawatu Prison, but spent Wednesday night at Rimutaka Prison, near Wellington, before travelling to Christchurch yesterday, ONE News reported.

Scott Guy was shot at close range in the driveway of the Feilding farm, while on his way to milking in the early morning darkness in July 2010.

Macdonald, who had been married to Guy's sister, Anna, denied the murder.

ONE News reported Macdonald may receive psychiatric counselling or supervised outings while in the Christchurch prison.

A Corrections spokeswoman said the department did not comment on the management and movements of individual prisoners.

Macdonald, 32, was declined a pre-Christmas release after an hour-long hearing before the Parole Board at Manawatu Prison.

Board member Justice Warwick Gendall told Macdonald he would be required to undergo "intensive psychological therapy" to address his "underlying issues" before he next faced the board in 11 months.

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