University staff have today said they were left “shocked and deeply saddened” by the murder of a student who was set on fire while he lay asleep in bed.
Cameron Logan, 23, a University of Aberdeen student, was murdered by his brother while he was sleeping in bed on New Year’s Day.
Blair Logan, 27, admitted murdering his brother and attempting to murder his brother’s girlfriend Rebecca Williams after he poured petrol on Cameron and the bed he was sharing with Ms Williams at their family home in Milngavie.
A University of Aberdeen spokesman said: “We were shocked and deeply saddened by Cameron’s death.
“He was posthumously awarded a designated degree of Masters of Arts in Behavioural Studies in March.”
Blair also admitted endangering the lives of his parents David and Catherine in the blaze, in which family dog Gomez was also killed.
On the night of the fire, Cameron and Rebecca had arranged to stay the night in their family home and were sleeping on an inflatable mattress in the living room.
At around 7.15am, Mrs Logan was woken by the family dog whining and went downstairs, where she saw a figure in dark clothing standing inside the living room.
Advocate Depute Alex Prentice QC, prosecuting, told the High Court in Glasgow: “Catherine Logan then heard Cameron roar in surprise, shock and fear, before the accused made a jerking motion with his arm as if throwing something.
“The accused then ran from the living room and went out the front door. Catherine Logan slammed the door behind him, shouting something like ‘get the hell out of my house’ still not knowing who it was.
“When she turned back towards the living room she saw ‘orange and crackling’ and the room turning black. She also heard Cameron and Rebecca screaming.”
It is understood the brothers had a hostile relationship, and had not spoken since the death of their grandmother in 2013.
Blair Logan confessed to the murder during a police interview, telling officers: “It was not my intent to kill him but I did do it.”
Lady Scott deferred sentence until August 11 at the High Court in Livingston, pending background reports.