A “cruel and calculated” killer who murdered a mechanic in his own home has been awarded more than £200,000 to cover his legal fees – and that figure is set to rise.
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 has heard.
A senior detective told a court the injuries suffered by a mechanic allegedly bludgeoned to death in his home were the worst he had ever seen.
A police crime scene manager has told a court how officers recovered almost £200,000 while clearing out an alleged murder victim’s home.
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.
A man accused of murdering a north-east mechanic in his rural cottage told police he had “no idea who was responsible”.
Court told man accused of murdering and robbing north-east mechanic Brian McKandie was left with 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.
A senior detective told a court she believed a north-east mechanic found dead at his home had died after falling outside and suffering a “scalping” injury.
Inspector who went to house of dead mechanic Brian McKandie said she would have acted differently ‘in hindsight’
The senior investigating police officer who was sent to the home of north-east mechanic Brian McKandie and failed to realise a crime had taken place has told a court she would have acted differently “in hindsight.”
A north-east mechanic found dead in his home had nearly £200,000 in cash stored in the house, a court has heard.
A friend 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.
A man accused of bludgeoning a north-east mechanic to death inside his home was seen outside the property the day before, a court heard.
Police today revealed they are treating the murder of a North-east man as a local crime and not an incident linked elsewhere.
Police were today following a "number of lines of inquiry" after stopping more than 700 drivers near the home of murder victim Brian McKandie.
A family today paid tribute to a North-east man who was murdered in his own home.