The family of a father who was stabbed to death by his best friend have said his killer should have been locked up for life.
Darren Riley, 29, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday at the High Court in Edinburgh after being found guilty of culpable homicide.
The conviction followed the death of Robert Reid at his home on Arnage Place in Aberdeen on October 26, 2016.
Riley was on trial accused of murdering Mr Reid, 26, by repeatedly striking him on the head and body with a blade.
He had lodged a special defence of self-defence, but this was rejected by the jury, who convicted him of culpable homicide.
Riley had inflicted 21 wounds on his friend.
Mr Reid’s mother Margaret, 50, said the sentence of 10 years was not enough.
She said: “I’m devastated. Not even a year for each stab wound. I would have liked to see him get life.
“Our lives have changed for life, so he should have got life.
“I open my eyes in the morning and I’m okay for a second or two, and then it just hits me and I can’t even be bothered to lift my head up. I just can’t do it.
“We’ll need to go and get counselling. My family is broken, it’ll never be the same.
“Robert was so supportive. He was my wee special boy.”
Jackie Hanratty, Mr Reid’s partner, has been left to raise their three-year-old son Robert without his father.
She said: “It’s nowhere near long enough, it’s a joke.
“My son will just be going into secondary school when he is released.
“I would like him to be locked up forever, because Robert’s gone forever.
“He’s going to be released back to the streets when baby Robert will be a young man.
“It’s not in a million years close to being long enough.”