A man who brutally killed a north-east handyman in his own home has launched a bid to clear his name.
Steven Sidebottom, the man found guilty of murdering 67-year-old Rothienorman handyman Brian McKandie, has lodged an appeal against his conviction and sentence.
Brian McKandie's niece, Claire Keegan, last night said the family would "never forgive" Sidebottom but that they would remain "thankful for the bit of justice we got".
The “cruel and calculated” murderer who robbed then killed a 67-year-old Aberdeenshire pensioner will spend life behind bars.
A “cruel and calculated” killer who murdered and robbed a mechanic in a brutal attack in his own home has been jailed for life.
A man who murdered a mechanic in a “brutal and senseless” attack in his own home has been jailed for at least 21 years.
A "cruel and calculated" murderer has been jailed for life following the brutal killing of Aberdeenshire pensioner Brian McKandie.
Aberdeenshire murder victim Brian McKandie’s older brother says he will ‘never forgive’ Steven Sidebottom
The older brother of murdered Rothienorman pensioner Brian McKandie has spoken out about the turmoil killer Steven Sidebottom put his family through, in advance of his sentencing next month.
Brian McKandie was a beloved pillar of his community - the man everyone turned to when they needed a car or a household appliance repaired, and the man they stopped to chat to as they passed.
A man is facing life in prison after bludgeoning a north-east handyman to death in his own home.
The family of murdered mechanic Brian McKandie has spoken of their grief after a man was found guilty at the High Court.
‘We will never understand why a complete gentleman like Brian died in such a brutal and senseless way’
The family of Brian McKandie have paid tribute to him after Steven Sidebottom was convicted of his murder today.
A man has been convicted of the brutal murder of a north-east mechanic in his home.
The jury is still considering its verdict in the case of a man accused of bludgeoning a north-east mechanic to death in his rural cottage.
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.
A jury has been urged to convict a man accused of bludgeoning a north-east mechanic to death in his rural cottage.
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.
No DNA was found that could link a north-east murder accused with the man he is accused of killing, 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.
Man accused of murdering Brian McKandie ‘lavished gifts on girlfriend week after murder and robbery’
A murder accused "lavished his girlfriend with expensive gifts" a week after a man was "murdered and robbed" at his rural cottage, a trial heard today.
£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.
Store has no record of purchase man accused of murdering Brian McKandie claims he made at the time of the incident
A north-east murder accused told police he bought vodka at a shop during the time of the incident - but a court heard today the store had no record of the purchase.
A man accused of murder told a friend he would pay him £500 to drop him off so he could "do someone in" in the weeks before the mechanic's death, a court heard yesterday.
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.
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.
Inspector who went to the house of deceased mechanic tells court she would have acted differently ‘in hindsight’
The senior investigating police officer who was sent to the home of a north-east mechanic found dead failed to realise a crime had taken place and has told a court she would have acted differently "in hindsight."