World’s End killer Angus Sinclair died in prison “by accident rather than design”, according to Tory justice spokesman Liam Kerr.
The Scottish Conservatives are consulting on proposed legislation to enable judges to tougher sentences on some murderers and rapists.
An order has been published to extend the presumption against short prison sentences from three months to a year, in an attempt to break the cycle of reoffending.
Plans to develop multiple guidelines for the sentencing of people convicted in a range of sexual offence cases have been announced by the Scottish Sentencing Council.
A 29-year-old man has today been found guilty of killing Robert Reid at his Aberdeen home.
The owner of a pet gecko that was shredded in a blender in a “chillingly evil” act has backed calls for much longer prison sentences for animal cruelty crimes.