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Ewen Macdonald, acquitted of Scott Guy murder, moving on and in love

Ewen Macdonald, the man acquitted of murdering Feilding farmer Scott Guy, is well into a new chapter of his life and has fallen in love.
Ewen MacDonald was seen playing club rugby in Christchurch yesterday.Getty Images

Ewen Macdonald – was charged with, then later acquitted of the murder of his brother-in-law Scott Guy in 2012 – is no longer under electronic monitoring or other parole conditions for other offences he served five years in prison for.

His father Kerry Macdonald told NZME Ewen is “doing really well and is in a good place” and has “got a new girl”.

“They are an item, they met through mutual friends – she is a lovely, lovely girl. The thing is Ewen is not starting life again – he is well into it.”

Ewen Macdonald lives in Christchurch and is planning on moving in with his girlfriend.

Ewen Macdonald was jailed for five years for after he admitted to a series of other offences including vandalising Scott Guy’s home, killing 19 calves and burning down an historic farm building.

His parole conditions, which ended this month, means he no longer being monitored electronically, is allowed to visit the North Island and will be allowed to reapply for a gun licence.

His ex-wife, and sister of the murdered man, Anna Guy spoke frankly to NEXT earlier this year about the ordeal and on coping after the death of her brother and the end of her marriage.

Anna, who now lives in Auckland with her new partner Brent Jameson and their two children, has full custody of her four children from her previous marriage to Ewen Macdonald.

It’s a step, she said, she was glad she’d put in place while Ewen Macdonald was still in jail.

While the children have phone contact with their father, Anna manages the situation carefully.

“His parole will eventually end and he will be able to come up to the North Island. So things will keep changing and the kids might keep changing their minds about what they think as well; they’re only young.”

“Of course I think about what’s ahead, but I try not to stress about it, it’s not worth it. Otherwise I would sit at home and worry all day, which would drive me insane. So I try to focus on what the kids need right now.”

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