The parents of the man found not guilty of murdering Feilding farmer Scott Guy say they are "at peace" with the verdict.
Ewen Macdonald was acquitted on Tuesday of killing his brother-in-law after a month long trial at the High Court in Wellington.
Kerry and Marlene Macdonald said at first they were "confused and bewildered" by the charges, but their unconditional love and support for their son got them through the ordeal since Macdonald was arrested.
"[We] are totally at peace with the knowledge that we at least have his truth. Tuesday's verdict was correct," the pair said in a joint statement.
"The trial has been brutal for many, especially Kylee and the Guy family. Ewen knows he is responsible for that as well as the physical crimes he committed."
Macdonald was remorseful for the crimes he had admitted to, including burning down and vandalising a house Guy and his wife Kylee Guy were building, the parents said.
Kerry and Marlene also expressed their appreciation of the respect, dignity and compassion shown from staff at Manawatu Prison.
"We have also had long hours with the New Zealand Police giving statements and must say that they have been gracious and receptive to any of our concerns and have worked to resolve them all which has been greatly appreciated by us."
Following the verdict, Detective Inspector Sue Schwalger said the police were not looking for anyone else in relation to the murder.
"Police are currently not pursuing anyone else in relation to the investigation, nor are there any other avenues of inquiry."
Guy was shot twice in the throat on July 8 2010 outside the family farm in the rural town of Feilding.