Dismay over appeal to shorten jail sentence
The daughter of an American tourist brutally beaten in the Highlands is dismayed that her attacker could be freed from prison early.
Jody Layman said that the loss of her mother Marty Layman-Mendonca in 2006 was her own “life sentence”.
Ms Layman-Mendonca, a 57-year-old teacher from Vermont, was struck 19 times with a metal bar by Colin Ross, who ambushed her on the Great Glen Way at Blackfold, near Inverness.
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