A jury has been urged to convict a man accused of bludgeoning a north-east mechanic to death in his rural cottage.
high court in Aberdeen
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.
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 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.
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."
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."
A mechanic found dead in his rural Aberdeenshire home had nearly £200,000 in cash stored in the house, a court has heard.
A friend of 12-years of a north-east mechanic has told a court of the moment she phoned the police because she saw blood inside his property and later discovered he was dead.
Police scene examiners who attended at the home of a north-east mechanic found dead originally thought his death was an accident, a court has heard.
The brother of a mechanic found dead in his own home was in Australia when police broke the news to him.
Two north-east men who carried out an armed robbery in Fraserburgh cost taxpayers nearly £30,000 in legal fees.
A staggering £32,000 was paid in legal aid to an Aberdeen man who killed his best friend of fourteen years by stabbing him nine times in a fight - and who later appealed his sentence.
Two friends accused of murdering man in Aberdeen flat ‘demonstrated a complete disregard’ for his safety
Two friends, accused of murdering a man found dead in his Aberdeen flat, “demonstrated a complete disregard” for his safety, a jury has been told.
The son of a Nigerian government official has been jailed for life for the brutal rape and murder of a high-class escort in an Aberdeen flat.
A woman told a court yesterday that she could still hear the sound a man's head made as it "bounced" off the ground during a brawl outside an Aberdeen bar.
A court has heard that two men on trial accused of attempted murder were overheard by police discussing a knife attack through a flat intercom.
A man has been jailed for five years after being convicted of battering a north-east university worker round the head with a dumbbell.
A man accused of murdering his flatmate tried to seal the fatal wound with a plaster, a court has heard.
A man has gone on trial accused of murdering a Lithuanian fish worker at a flat in Peterhead and attempting to destroy vital evidence.
The detective who led the Bailey Gwynne investigation has said it is "difficult to comprehend" how a 16-year-old died in his school lunch hour.
A woman who lay trapped beside her dead husband after a drink-driver hit their car has relived her horror.
An man has been jailed for four years for killing a fellow street drinker after punching him in a drunken scuffle close to Aberdeen Maritime Museum.
An alcoholic who was allegedly killed following a drunken brawl would have had a better chance of survival if doctors had treated him sooner, a court heard yesterday.
Nurses who assessed a dying man at the north-east's flagship hospital had not received the latest training on how to deal with head injuries, a court has heard.