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Elizabeth Adore Sheed, Lyndon Paul Sheed, middle, and Mitchell Thomas Carston, right, on the first day of their trial at the High Court on Monday.  The three of them are jointly accused of the murder of Kane Alan Wayman.

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Elizabeth Adore Sheed, Lyndon Paul Sheed, middle, and Mitchell Thomas Carston, right, on the first day of their trial at the High Court on Monday. The three of them are jointly accused of the murder of Kane Alan Wayman.

A trio accused of murdering a man on New Years Day in a Christchurch gang assaulted him after he became drunk and disrespected their gang, a court has heard.

Kane Alan Wayman, 46, was dropped off at Christchurch Hospital in critical condition in his white Mercedes at the start of New Years Day 2021. He had suffered serious head injuries and died shortly afterwards .

Mitchell Thomas Carston, Lyndon Paul Sheed and Elizabeth Adora Sheed are jointly charged with Wayman’s murder and appeared for their jury trial in Christchurch High Court on Monday. All three deny any involvement in the alleged assault.

Wayman, who was once in a relationship with Elizabeth Sheed, went to a party with her at the Mongolian biker gang’s South Island headquarters the night before. There he suffered a fatal attack at the instigation of Sheed, the woman he loved, the Crown alleged in his opening speech.

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Elizabeth’s father, Lyndon Sheed, who is a patched member of the Mongols, and gang prospect Mitchell Carston beat Wayman along with other unidentified men in the driveway of the Burnham gang, the Crown has alleged.

The beating was the culmination of Wayman’s disrespectful comments about the Mongol gang in the weeks leading up to his death and particularly the night he died, Crown argued.

Wayman had consumed copious amounts of alcohol, ecstasy and methamphetamine at the party and made several comments that were not well received by some attendees, the court heard.

Animosity was mounting towards Wayman as the night progressed, the jury was told.

Elizabeth Adore Sheed, the woman Kane Wayman loved, instigated and abetted the assault that killed him, the court heard.

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Elizabeth Adore Sheed, the woman Kane Wayman loved, instigated and abetted the assault that killed him, the court heard.

The Crown case centers on a witness who went to the party with Wayman and Elizabeth Sheed (the witness has a name deletion). They were a friend of Wayman and got on well with Sheed, having unexpectedly met her that day, the court heard.

They were inside the pad early on New Years Day when they heard shouting and swearing from the driveway, they said.

The witness said they ran outside and saw several men – including Lyndon Sheed and Carston – punching, kicking and stomping on Wayman until he was unresponsive.

Lyndon Paul Sheed is charged with the murder of Kane Wayman on January 1, 2021.

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Lyndon Paul Sheed is charged with the murder of Kane Wayman on January 1, 2021.

Lyndon Sheed and Carston carried Wayman in the back of his white Mercedes after the assault, the witness said.

The witness took him to Christchurch Hospital, before turning himself in to police to make a formal statement, they said.

The witness initially lied to police about what happened because they were scared, they said.

The witness was escorted to hospital by a team of firefighters whom they stopped to ask for directions outside the Canterbury Museum in the city centre.

Wayman could not be revived and was pronounced dead at 9:02 a.m. on January 1, 2021.

An autopsy revealed he died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck. He noted that he had an enlarged heart, possibly exacerbated by methamphetamine use.

The witness said Wayman often expressed his love for Elizabeth Sheed, but seemed less interested in him.

Although Elizabeth Sheed did not assault Wayman herself, she instigated and abetted the fatal assault, both before and while it was happening, making her a party to the murder, prosecutors said. of the Crown in court.

The Crown alleged she texted friends in the weeks leading up to the party saying Wayman was “causing shit” and “needs to be dealt with”.

Police searching Burnham’s property the next day found bloodstains on the driveway. The blood matched Wayman’s. Lyndon Sheed’s fingerprints were also found on Wayman’s car.

The trial continues.

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