A Supreme Court judge has acquitted two men of murdering Oliver Todd at Murray Bridge in 2019.
- Oliver Todd’s body was found in Jervois in 2019
- Three men were charged over his murder
- One pleaded guilty and two have been acquitted
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Ned Timothy Hutchinson, 33, and Terrence Bradley Wilson, 34, faced a 16-day trial for the murder of Mr Todd inside his Murray Bridge home.
Justice Kevin Nicholson acquitted both men of murder and manslaughter, but convicted Hutchinson of assisting an offender.
David James Russell has already pleaded guilty to the murder.
The court had previously heard Mr Todd died after being hit on the head 11 times with a blunt object before being covered in a Hessian sack secured with ratchet straps and a belt around his head.
During the trial, Hutchinson told the Supreme Court he helped in the aftermath of the murder because he was “in shock.”
The trial heard Mr Todd was taking drugs with his housemate at their Murray Bridge address on the night of the murder, before Mr Wilson came over to accuse Mr Todd of wanting his girlfriend.
Mr Todd’s body was found in an open area of land near Jervois, about 24 kilometers from Murray Bridge.