Man found not guilty of murdering his Gold Coast business partner

A Gold Coast man accused of the murder of his business associate over two decades ago, has been found not guilty in court this morning.

72-year-old Neil Pentland, was charged with the murder back in 2017, 20 years after the death of his former business partner Philip Carlyle.

Carlyle, 48, was shot four times in the head, with his body found by a security guard in the Robina office’s air conditioning plant room back in April 1997.


Pentland pleaded not guilty on the first day of his trial in July this year.

This morning, Justice Glenn Martin handed down a not guilty verdict in the Brisbane Supreme Court.

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