The devastated girlfriend of an Aberdeen student who was doused in petrol and then set on fire by his brother said her future has been stolen.
Rebecca Williams was speaking after seeing Blair Logan jailed for pouring petrol on his younger brother Cameron, 23, and the bed he was sharing with her at their family home in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire.
Ms Williams was rescued from the fire and treated in hospital but University of Aberdeen student Cameron died, while his parents were treated for smoke inhalation.
Logan, 27, pleaded guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder last month and was given a life sentence with a minimum of 20 years at the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday.
The two brothers were said to have had a “hostile” relationship and Logan told police they had not spoken since the death of their grandmother in 2013.
The 27-year-old admitted pouring petrol “with the intention of maiming or crippling” Cameron, but claimed he did not mean to kill him.
Judge Lady Scott said Cameron had died a “horrible death” and that Logan “acted with wicked recklessness”.
Outside court, Ms Williams’ father read a statement on behalf of his daughter describing the devastating impact of the fire.
It read: “Cameron was my best friend and partner. He was a caring, respectful and loving man, who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
“He had great ambitions to join the police force and was working hard towards building our future together.
“A future that has now been stolen from us.”
Ms Williams suffered burns to her arms and face and damage to her throat, vocal cords and lungs.
She has undergone surgery four times and may not be able to return to work as a broadcast journalist due to her injuries.
The judge in the case said Logan had “robbed her of her voice and her career and of her future with Cameron”.
In passing sentence, Lady Scott said: “I cannot imagine the pain they [your parents] will forever endure from what you did, losing in effect both of their sons.”