A file photo of Philip Scott.
A file photo of Philip Scott.

Scott convicted of murder

RETIRED Gympie funeral director Philip Tonal Scott was convicted today of murdering his son-in-law Peter Brady in June 2008 outside the Rainbow Beach home where Mr Brady and his estranged wife Karena Brady had lived.

A Supreme Court jury in Brisbane deliberated for about three days to find Scott guilty of the murder.

Justice David Boddice ordered Scott serve a life sentence with 829 days served on remand to be counted against the sentence.

Brady’s family expressed great relief when the sentence was read out, later saying that justice had been served.

Gympie Times


GALLERY: 40 of your pictures of the Gympie region storm

premium_icon GALLERY: 40 of your pictures of the Gympie region storm

Storm pictures and damage from around the Gympie region.

Letter: Use beams from Caloundra Overpass for Coondoo bridge

premium_icon Letter: Use beams from Caloundra Overpass for Coondoo bridge

The Caloundra Overpass is about to be demolished

1810 region households still without power after storm

1810 region households still without power after storm

Gympie region residents clean up after last night's storm

Local Partners