Article Title:Court hears graphic McNee death details
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:13th December 2003 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2167
Text:Murdered interior designer David McNee died as a result of inhaling blood and vomit after a severe beating to his face and head, the Auckland District Court heard Thursday. Forensic pathologist Dr Rex Ferris said that none of the blows suffered by Mr McNee were sufficient to cause his death but the injuries to his head almost certainly rendered him unconscious. His body was found naked and face-up, covered by clothes and bedding. 23-year-old Philip Layton “Tick” Edwards is accused of his murder. He pleaded not guilty and was committed for trial in the High Court at Auckland following the two-day depositions hearing. Edwards, who has been remanded in custody, allegedly met McNee at an inner-city Auckland bar which was described to the court as a well-known hangout for homosexuals and homeless people. The court heard Monday that Edwards wore Mr McNee's clothes, drank his alcohol tried to sell his black Audi convertible, and sang songs about the details of the killing in the days after Mr McNee's death on 20 July.    
Disclaimer:This page displays a version of the GayNZ.com article with all formatting and images removed. It was harvested automatically and some text content may not have been fully captured correctly: access this content at your own risk. A copy of the full article is available (off-line) at the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand. This online version is provided for personal research and review and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of PrideNZ.com. If you have queries or concerns about this article please email us
Reproduction note:Just before GayNZ.com closed in May 2017, the website owners wrote this article about reproducing content from the website: "our work has always been available for glbti people to use and all we ask is that you not plagiarise it... if you use it anywhere please attribute it to GayNZ.com and where there is an authors name attached please acknowledge that writer."