Man who tried to feed murder victim to pigs found not guilty

By | October 5, 2012

A Tasmanian man who admitted trying to feed the body of a murdered man to pigs has been found not guilty of being an accessory after murder.

Thomas Rundle Mead, 38, of Beulah has spent the past nine months in prison after he was arrested in relation to the murder of Neil Harwood on Boxing Day last year.

Peter William Leary is serving a 20-year prison sentence for killing Mr Harwood with a hammer because of unwanted sexual advances.

Mr Mead was charged three days after the murder when he admitted to police that he had helped move the body and suggested to Leary that they feed it to his pigs because they were hungry.

The defence argued that Mr Mead was not trying to help Leary escape punishment.

During the trial, Mr Mead said he suffered a mental illness and helped Leary with the body because he wanted Leary to be his carer.

Mr Mead blamed loneliness and desperation for company for his involvement in the crime.

In his summary, Justice David Porter said to find Mr Mead guilty, the jury needed to be satisfied that he wanted to help Leary escape punishment and it did not matter what his ultimate aim was.

The jury returned a unanimous not guilty verdict just over an hour after retiring.

via YahooNews

0 thoughts on “Man who tried to feed murder victim to pigs found not guilty

  1. Fred Killer

    Must have been watching Snatch.

    Brick Top: You’re always gonna have problems lifting a body in one piece. Apparently the best thing to do is cut up a corpse into six pieces and pile it all together.
    Sol: Would someone mind telling me, who are you?
    Brick Top: And when you got your six pieces, you gotta get rid of them, because it’s no good leaving it in the deep freeze for your mum to discover, now is it? Then I hear the best thing to do is feed them to pigs. You got to starve the pigs for a few days, then the sight of a chopped-up body will look like curry to a pisshead. You gotta shave the heads of your victims, and pull the teeth out for the sake of the piggies’ digestion. You could do this afterwards, of course, but you don’t want to go sievin’ through pig shit, now do you? They will go through bone like butter. You need at least sixteen pigs to finish the job in one sitting, so be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm. They will go through a body that weighs 200 pounds in about eight minutes. That means that a single pig can consume two pounds of uncooked flesh every minute. Hence the expression, “as greedy as a pig”.

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