Police welcomed the life sentence handed to pensioner Michael Taylor today for the brutal murder of Elizabeth Muir in Inverness.
Detective Chief Inspector Keith Hardie of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, who led the inquiry, said: “We welcome the sentence imposed on Michael Taylor today following his conviction for the murder of Elizabeth within her own home at Inverness.
“Although it will never change what happened, I hope this outcome gives her family and friends some comfort in knowing that he will be behind bars for many years to come.
“This was an extensive inquiry which used the full resources of Police Scotland to identify and trace Taylor as he attempted to evade capture. Working alongside officers within the Highland and Islands Division, the Major Investigation Team carried out a wealth of forensic work and extensive proactive policing assisted by invaluable assistance and information from members of the public.
“Once again I would like to thank those members of public who provided information which helped in reaching this outcome today.
“Our thoughts continue to be with Elizabeth’s family and friends at this time.”