Monday, 23 June 2008

Bodies-in-barrels: Man 'not guilty'

One of three people accused of abducting and murdering a couple on the New South Wales south coast has been found not guilty.

The bodies of Gregory Hosa and Kathryn McKay were found in smouldering barrels in the Tomerong State Forest, near Huskisson, in January 2006.

Thirty-three-year-old Andrew Wayne Flentjar was accused of assisting two others in their abduction and murder.

They were bound and gagged before being suffocated and put into 44-gallon drums.

During the trial, Flentjar pleaded guilty to kidnapping but continued to plead not guilty to murdering them.

Another two people, Kim Leanne Snibson and Stacey Lea Caton, pleaded guilty to the murders.

Caton is serving 22 years for the murders while Snibson, who changed her plea to guilty during the trial, is still waiting to be sentenced.

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