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‘You’re a coward’: Widow of young dad shot dead in the driveway says she knows who murdered him

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The widow of a young father shot dead in his driveway says she knows who murdered him – and has issued a stark warning to the killer.

Kylee Guy had to fund her own private investigation into the murder of her husband after police failed to find the killer – who has still not been brought to justice.

The dotting father-of-two from Fielding, a rural town near Palmerston North, New Zealand, was gunned down before dawn on July 8, 2010, while his heavily pregnant wife slept in their home with their young son.

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of his death, his widow has gone public about her quest for justice in an interview on TVNZ’s Sunday program.

Mrs Guy said she knew ‘100 percent’ who killed her husband and she had a special warning for them.

‘You’re a coward,’ she told Sunday.

‘And if you can live with yourself for doing this – taking a father away from his children who was a good man – (you are) a coward.”  

Scott Guy (pictured left) with wife Kylee Guy (right). He was gunned down in a driveway near his house on July 8, 2010. Kylee says she knows who killed him but the police investigation has stalled and nobody has yet been brought to justice

Scott Guy (pictured left) with wife Kylee Guy (right). He was gunned down in a driveway near his house on July 8, 2010. Kylee says she knows who killed him but the police investigation has stalled and nobody has yet been brought to justice

Mrs Guy wept as she pleaded for anyone with information to come forward so the killer can be brought to justice. 

Kylee Bullock, then a trainee early childhood teacher, met Mr Guy when she was just 18 years old at a rodeo. 

Mr Guy was a dairy farmer and an action man who could ride a bucking bull and jump through hoops of fire on horseback. 

Mrs Guy described him as a ‘softie’ who had always wanted to be a dad, and would do anything to help people.

Kylee was just 18 and a trainee early childhood teacher when she first met Mr Guy at a rodeo and immediately fell in love with the charming, gentle, funloving dairy farmer

Kylee was just 18 and a trainee early childhood teacher when she first met Mr Guy at a rodeo and immediately fell in love with the charming, gentle, funloving dairy farmer

She married him in 2005 and the couple soon had a son, Hunter.

The couple were busy doing up their house, while 31-year-old Mr Guy worked on his parents’ nearby dairy farm.

Mrs Guy was heavily pregnant with their second son Drover in 2010 when tragedy struck.

Mr Guy had woken early to milk the cows and his wife was still in bed with Hunter when she heard the noise of a truck outside.

It was a neighbour who had found Mr Guy lying dead at the end of the driveway, shot through the neck.

Mrs Guy tried to go outside but the police told her to stay inside. 

Kylee and Scott married in 2005 just two years after they met, and built a home in Fielding, NZ

Kylee and Scott married in 2005 just two years after they met, and built a home in Fielding, NZ

Two months later Mrs Guy gave birth to Drover, a baby boy left without a father. 

Her two-year-old son Hunter began going into the garden to build stairways to the sky to try to get his father back.

Mrs Guy began to be afraid as time passed and police didn’t find the killer.

However a terrible twist came when NZ Police arrested and charged a relative of Mr Guy’s with his murder.

There had been tension between the two men over the future of the family’s farm.

The relative admitted to burning down an old house on the Guy’s property.

He also took an axe to the new home they had built, spraying angry graffiti on the side. 

The relative was acquitted of murder after a four-week jury trial at the High Court in Wellington in July 2012.

There is no suggestion he was in anyway involved in Mr Guy’s death.  

Left without answers, Mrs Guy was determined to find justice and closure for her family so she hired her own private investigators. 

She told TVNZ’s Sunday program she was determined to find the killer.

‘I’m going to get this person,’ she said. 

Scott Guy was just 31 years old when he was gunned down at the end of a driveway near the home he and Kylee had built. Heavily pregnant with their second son, Drover, Kylee was inside the house in bed at the time

Scott Guy was just 31 years old when he was gunned down at the end of a driveway near the home he and Kylee had built. Heavily pregnant with their second son, Drover, Kylee was inside the house in bed at the time

The investigators combed phone records of potential suspects and looked into whether there were any accomplices, and they turned up evidence which they handed to police, but it came to nothing.  

The family is now asking for a new team of police investigators to take over the case.

NZ Police detective inspector Ross McKay told Daily Mail Australia the information had been assessed but wasn’t significant enough to restart the investigation.

‘No information provided has been significant or necessitated resuming the investigation,’ he said via email on Monday.

Det-Inspector McKay said the investigation remained open but inactive.

‘The investigation file has not been reviewed post-trial, however components of the investigation have been reviewed as a result of information received.’

Scott and Kylee had their first son, Hunter, who was described as the centre of Scott's universe

Scott and Kylee had their first son, Hunter, who was described as the centre of Scott’s universe

Kylee Guy had been a happy, smiley person before the killing but she doesn't smile like this any more. She desperately wants closure in this case, for the guilty person to be brought to justice and she is pleading with the public to provide any evidence they have to NZ Police

Kylee Guy had been a happy, smiley person before the killing but she doesn’t smile like this any more. She desperately wants closure in this case, for the guilty person to be brought to justice and she is pleading with the public to provide any evidence they have to NZ Police

Police are limited in what they can say about the details of the case as the investigation is open but Det-Inspector McKay said there were no staff currently dedicated to the case.

‘If any reliable, new information is presented, appropriate resources would be directed to thoroughly assess, evaluate, and if necessary, resume the investigation,’ he said.  

Kylee Guy’s private investigation had to end due to a lack of funds, but she is desperate for justice and closure.

She had preferred to keep quiet and out of the limelight but when nothing had come of the investigation after 10 years she had to go public. 

‘I want justice for Scott,’ she said.

‘For my children – I want it over so that we can move on with our lives.’    

Anyone with specific information to offer can contact New Zealand Police on 105.

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