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 "cruel and calculated" killer who murdered a north-east mechanic in his own home has had his bid to appeal against his conviction and sentence refused.
A man convicted of murdering north-east mechanic Brian McKandie is appealing his conviction and sentence.
A man was jailed for life today for murdering and robbing a north-east mechanic at his home.
The brother of a pensioner who was murdered has said he will “never forgive” his killer.
Brutal murderer Steven Sidebottom shared Facebook appeals to catch Brian McKandie’s killer in an effort cover his tracks.
"The reality is we will never understand why Brian - a complete gentleman - died in such a brutal and senseless way, and it is something we will never come to terms with."
A remorseless killer was today facing life in jail after he was convicted of brutally murdering and robbing a north-east mechanic at his rural cottage to "fund a lifestyle he couldn't afford".
The jury in the murder trial of a man accused of bludgeoning a north-east mechanic to death is to continue its deliberations tomorrow.
An Aberdeen murder trial jury was today continuing its deliberations in the trial of a man accused of bludgeoning Brian McKandie to death at his rural north-east cottage during a robbery.
The jury in the murder trial of a man accused of bludgeoning a north-east mechanic to death has today retired to consider its verdict.
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.
No DNA was found that could link a north-east murder accused with the man he is accused of killing, a court has heard.
Former partner of north-east man accused of murdering Brian McKandie tells court he lavished her with gifts days after 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.
A police crime scene manager has told a court how officers recovered almost £200,000 while clearing out an alleged murder victim’s home.
North-east man accused of murdering Brian McKandie asked hotel employee to clarify what time he was there, court told
A man accused of murder asked a hotel worker to clarify the time he had been in the premises on the day of the alleged incident after the police inquiry began, a court has heard.
Shop holds no record of purchase Brian McKandie murder accused said he made at time of 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.
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.
Court hears man accused of murdering north-east mechanic Brian McKandie paid off £1,500 bar tab same week body found
A man accused of murder paid off a £1,500 bar tab the week his alleged victim died, having not bought a drink in the pub for a year, a court has heard.
Forensic pathologist who examined body of Brian McKandie 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”.
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 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, a court has heard.