A juror in a murder trial fainted moments after hearing a pathologist say the alleged victim would have died "immediately" after "chop like" blows repeatedly cut his spinal cord.
High Court in Aberdeen
Taylor Smith was on trial at the High Court in Aberdeen facing a total of five charges, but was acquitted by a jury after a week-long trial.
The jury in a north-east rape trial has been urged to put emotions such as sympathy to one side.
The DNA of a man accused of raping two women was found on the clothing of one, but not the other, a jury has been told.
A court in Aberdeen has been shown photographs of a woman’s injuries after she was allegedly raped.
A woman has told a court she was left terrified and “numb” after she was allegedly raped by a north-east man.
A man has gone on trial accused of raping two women in the north-east.
A jury will today meet to decide the fate of an Aberdeen babysitter accused of shaking an infant in her care and placing the child’s life “at risk”.
An Aberdeen babysitter accused of shaking an infant in her care wept as she gave evidence at her own trial, insisting “I could never harm a child”.
A babysitter accused of abusing an infant girl in her care has been described as a “24-hour mum” who always wants the best for her children.
Doctors feared a critically ill baby might have been deliberately harmed the moment she arrived at hospital in a “floppy and blue” state.
An eye doctor has become the latest expert witness to say he believes a young girl left bleeding from her brain and eyes was shaken.
The neighbour of a babysitter accused of repeatedly shaking a young child has described seeing the “distressed” woman holding the infant and shouting for help.
An expert in child brain injuries has told a jury a baby had “most likely” been violently shaken before being taken to hospital in a “floppy and unresponsive” state.
Syeda Sokina Begum is accused of “repeatedly” shaking the infant to the “danger of her life” – leaving her with bleeding on her brain and in her eyes – but denies the charge.
The Aberdeen mother of an infant left with severe injuries in an alleged attack by her babysitter was chastised by nurses in the days after for sleeping in the same bed as her.
Brutal murderer Steven Sidebottom shared Facebook appeals to catch Brian McKandie’s killer in an effort cover his tracks.
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".
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”.
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.
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.