Guilty verdict for Kiwi's Gold Coast murder

Last updated 19:02 18/02/2013

Relevant offers

Australia

Melbourne plane crash: Witnesses describe what they saw Australian woman towed for driving to court on suspended licence charge John Hopoate banned from contacting owner of neighbouring business Australian Gordon Wood's conviction for murdering Caroline Byrne result of 'devious' case: court Woman killed as erratic car swerves across Australian highway 'Event awash with drugs': More than 20 drug overdoses at Australian music festival Australia aims to cull 2 million feral cats Australian passenger went back to burning bus to tap off Australia marks 75th anniversary of Darwin bombing Struck-off prison psychologist's secret marriage to Australian gang rapist

A man has been found guilty of murdering a New Zealander on Australia's Gold Coast.

A jury today found Bevan Forsythe, also a New Zealander,  guilty of shooting Brent Dumper at his daughter's housewarming party on May 30, 2010,  the Sunshine Coast Daily reported.

Dumper, who was 46-years-old at the time, was shot point blank at the party around 4.45am, following an argument.

His daughter, Jessie Anderson, had moved in with her partner, and Forsythe lived next door, the Sunshine Coast Daily said.

Forsythe, the second cousin of Anderson's partner, came to the party and became "increasingly aggressive" throughout the night, challenging Dumper to several fights.

He then went home and returned to the party with a shotgun, and did not say anything before shooting Dumper.

Forsythe, who went on trial after pleading not guilty to the murder, was told his verdict in the Supreme Court of Brisbane this afternoon.

He was also found guilty of the attempted murder of another man, who had managed to push the shotgun away.

Dumper had moved to the Gold Coast to work as a real estate agent, and before that he was an antiques dealer in Waiuku, south of Auckland.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content