The media are reporting that the well liked and top lawyer Greg King is dead.
High-profile lawyer Greg King has been found dead beside his car in Wellington.
King, who recently defended Ewen McDonald, accused of murdering his brother-in-law Scott Guy in 2010, was discovered lying face down at the bottom of Dungarvan Rd in Newlands, about 10.30am this morning.
Detective Inspector Paul Basham said police did not believe King’s death was suspicious and the matter had been referred to the coroner.
The Lower Hutt lawyer was involved in over 40 murder cases, including Scott Watson, John Barlow and Clayton Weatherston.
He was one of , if not the most, respected criminal defence lawyers in NZ.
His death is a huge loss to the legal fraternity, and those who knew him well. And his family most of all.
His death has been reported as non-suspicious and referred to the coroner, which is the journalistic euphemism for suicide. I personally struggle with the concept that people kill themselves for whatever reason…it is tragic.
My thoughts go out to his wife with two young daughters.