A woman who was jailed for six years for her part in a brutal murder bid on a sleeping man that left him with “catastrophic” brain injuries is appealing her conviction.
Ashley Duncan was convicted last year – along with Mathew Donaldson and Lee Hutchison – of attempted murder for the attack on Jordan Jones in May 2016.
The trio repeatedly punched, kicked and stamped on Mr Jones at a house in Auldearn Place in Kincorth.
He now requires full-time care at a specialist unit in Glasgow and his family are upset by the appeal to the High Court- which they found out about in a letter from the Crown Office.
One relative, who did not want to be named, said: “It’s terrible. Even when she was first sentenced I didn’t think it was enough.
“We were really angered, and our concern is now that it will have a real impact on people in our family who are now having counselling for the trauma she has caused us.
“Another question we have is why now? It’s been months and months since she was sentenced, so what has changed?”
Addressing the three attackers at the High Court in Edinburgh last October, Lady Scott said: “You left your victim with catastrophic brain injuries.”
They had all denied attempting to murder Mr Jones.
Donaldson was sentenced to eight years in jail and Hutchison for 11 years after he was convicted of the murder bid and other violent offences.
Jonathan Crowe, counsel for Duncan at the High Court in October, said she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the incident.
The relative of Mr Jones added: “I’m really just fuming. It’s an absolute insult to Jordan and his family.
“I’m hopeful that the appeal won’t be successful.”