Criminal Lawyer Greg King Found Dead

Greg King found dead

Tributes from the legal profession are flowing for Wellington barrister Greg King, who was found dead yesterday in a quiet suburban street.

King, 43, was a theatrical criminal lawyer, most recently seen successfully defending Ewen Macdonald against the charge of murdering Scott Guy.

He was discovered lying face down on a grass verge at the bottom of Dungarvan Rd in the northern Wellington suburb of Newlands at about 10.30am yesterday (3rd November, 2012).

Pathologist John Rutherford was at the scene. He is the same pathologist who examined Guy’s body.

Detective Inspector Paul Basham said police did not believe King’s death was suspicious and the matter had been referred to the coroner. Read the full article here.

Sharing my opinion on the matter, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone whole-heartedly believing Ewen Macdonald guilt was outraged by Greg King’s ability to get him acquitted of murder and took matters into their own hands. Comments from Mr. King’s peers include; “Throughout his career he represented clients who were often unpopular and he did that with real ability and determination.” An eccentric lawyer who’s good at his job and who believes in a fair trial for everyone – aka – a lawyer who may have been responsible for letting someone get away with murder – does make a likely target for those who feel an injustice.

Whatever the reason, it’s still a sad end to a a man’s life.


About Stu Dunn

I have three major professional areas in my life: Team Dunn Real Estate (Harcourts Real Estate with my beautiful wife Bridget), SDL (Behavioural Science Consulting) and Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu). Stu & Bridget Dunn Real Estate: Providing awesome service and results through our approachable, professional and effective real estate services. SDL: SDL helps our clients to understand non-verbal communication and to avoid deception. We do this by providing online courses, training and specialist advice in areas of behaviour, emotional analysis and detecting deception. Both my wife Bridget and I are also FACS certified. I have also written an International Best Seller, True Lies; A Guide To Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language & Detecting Deception In The Real World., & Qian Li Dao Academy NZ (Wing Chun Kung Fu): The Wing Chun System, known for its incredible speed, powerful straight punches & Chi Sao (contact reflex training), relies on angling & body mechanics rather than brute force.
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