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A Queensland man, Tony Boyd Carmichael, was found not guilty of the murder of a man who was last seen more than 20 years ago
Tony Boyd Carmichael accused of killing Gregory Armstrong
Tony Boyd Carmichael was accused of killing Gregory Armstrong by deliberately shooting him in the head in May 1997.
Judge Peter Applegarth found Carmichael not guilty
Judge Peter Applegarth found Carmichael not guilty of murder on Wednesday after a four-day trial at the Brisbane Supreme Court.
Armstrong was last seen alive in Maryborough around his birthday on May 7, 1997 and was reported missing about two weeks later.
When he left home, he was in debt to drugs and had no personal items, including his wallet.
The lawsuit revealed that Carmichael was involved in the Maryborough drug scene, where he and Armstrong lived in 1997.
Manslaughter for killing
Carmichael had previously been convicted of manslaughter for killing a man in North Queensland in September 1997.
Judge Applegarth said he had “serious reservations” about the credibility and reliability of a woman’s testimony that Carmichael allegedly confessed.
“I am not convinced that such a confession was made,” he said.
Judge Applegarth concluded that Mr. Armstrong likely died an artificial death.
“The possibilities of breakdowns related to drugs or other activities or the death of a person involved in the world of drugs are numerous,” he added.