The “cruel and calculated” murderer who robbed then killed a 67-year-old Aberdeenshire pensioner will spend life behind bars.
A man is facing life in prison after bludgeoning a north-east handyman to death in his own home.
A murder trial jury was today sent out to consider its verdict in the trial of a man accused of bludgeoning a 67-year-old man to death at his rural cottage during a robbery.
The jury has heard the closing speeches in the murder trial of a man accused of bludgeoning a popular north-east mechanic to death.
North-east mechanic was seen with two men and ‘concerned’ look on his face the day before he died, court hears
A north-east mechanic found dead in his home was seen standing with two men in his garden with a concerned look on his face the day before he died, a court heard yesterday.
Police became interested in north-east murder accused seven months after the incident because of a discrepancy in his statement, court told
A senior detective yesterday told a court the injuries suffered by a mechanic allegedly bludgeoned to death in his home were the worst he had ever seen.
No DNA was found that could link a north-east murder accused with the man he is accused of killing, a court has heard.
No DNA was found which could link a north-east murder accused with the deceased, a court has heard.
Former partner of north-east man accused of murdering Brian McKandie revealed he lavished her with gifts the week after the death
The former partner of a man accused of murder told a court she had to calm him down when he realised the police were treating the death as suspicious.
£200,000 in cash wasn’t found in the home of murdered north-east man Brian McKandie until police began to clear it out
A police crime scene manager told a court yesterday that officers recovered almost £200,000 of cash while clearing out an alleged murder victim's home.
North-east man accused of murdering Brian McKandie asked employee of nearby hotel to clarify what time he was there
A man accused of murder asked a hotel worker to clarify the time he was in the premises during the day of the alleged incident after the police inquiry was launched, a court has heard.
Shop holds no record of purchase murder accused said he made during the time of the incident, court hears
A man accused of murder told police he bought a bottle of vodka at a village shop at the time of his alleged victim's death.
A north-east murder accused told a friend he would pay him £500 to drop him off somewhere and pick him up later and to make sure he was seen in Huntly or Inverurie in the intervening time, a court has heard.
Court hears man accused of murdering north-east mechanic Brian McKandie paid £1,500 bar tab the week his alleged victim died
A man accused of murder paid off a £1,500 bar tab the week his alleged victim died having not bought a drink in the pub for a year, a court has heard.
Forensic pathologist who examined body of north-east mechanic knew as soon as he unzipped the bag something was ‘not right’
The pathologist who investigated the body of a north-east mechanic found dead in his home has told a court he "unzipped the bag" and realised straight away something was "not right."
A man accused of murdering a north-east mechanic in his rural cottage told police he had "no idea who was responsible".
Man accused of murdering and robbing north-east mechanic Brian McKandie was taking in just £27 a month after child maintenance
A north-east man accused of murdering and robbing a mechanic in his cottage was left with just £27 a month after expenses from his job as a farmer.
Inspector who attended the scene of north-east mechanic found dead in his home tells court she would have ‘acted differently’ in hindsight
A senior detective told a court yesterday she believed a mechanic found dead at his home had died after falling outside and suffering a "scalping" injury.
The brother of a mechanic found dead in his own home was in Australia when police broke the news to him.
Nearly 200 people packed into a north-east church yesterday to remember a local mechanic brutally murdered in his own home.