The lawyer who defended the teenager who later admitted raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has said it is not his job to decide whether a client is innocent or guilty.
High Court in Glasgow
The “calculating and remorseless” teenager who raped and murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has been locked up for at least 27 years as he admitted the crime.
The 16-year-old boy who abducted, raped and murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has been locked up for at least 27 years.
A 16-year-old boy who abducted, raped and murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail will be sentenced today.
A man accused of murdering his wife by striking her with a mallet or similar instrument is to be returned to custody after assessment at the state hospital.
Ronan Curtis, 19, struck just a month after he was freed by a sheriff.
Matthew Morrison scarred his victim for life after attacking him with a homemade weapon at Peterhead's HMP Grampian.
A boy who killed six-year-old Alesha MacPhail in a “bestial manner” could be identified on Friday.
A 16-year-old boy faces a life sentence after being found guilty of the “bestial” rape and murder of a six-year-old girl while she visited her grandparents on holiday.
A 16-year-old boy has been found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail.
The jury in the trial of a 16-year-old boy accused of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl has retired to consider its verdict.
There is a “mountain” of evidence against a teenager accused of abducting, raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, a jury has been told.
A woman who a teenager accused of murder blames for the death of a six-year-old girl felt “jealous and threatened” by her, a court has heard.
A teenager accused of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl claims he lost his clothes in the sea after a court heard his DNA was recovered from the waistband of jogging trousers found on the shore.
DNA matching a teenage boy accused of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl was found on her body and clothes, a court has heard.
A man accused of murdering his wife by striking her with a mallet or a similar object is to be assessed at the state hospital.
Grahame Murray, 64, was about to take out just £10 when Mark Stephen launched the frenzied attack, grabbing him from behind and thrusting a kitchen knife into his chest.
A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his wife in Glasgow by striking her with a mallet or a similar object.
An Aberdeen student who claimed he was drug dealing to pay his university fees has been jailed for four years and 145 days.
Aberdeen student who threw bag of drugs out flat window snared after McDonald’s discount card found inside
Cocaine, ecstasy, cannabis, ketamine and a tranquillizer called alprazolam were found both in the rucksack and the flat.
An Aberdeen engineer who claimed he was affected by leaking gas in his van when he killed a bin man in a crash has walked free from court.
An Aberdeen cash machine raider caught after his lover flagged down cops for directions was today jailed for 52 months.
A woman is to go on trial accused of murdering a pensioner at his home.
A north-east man appeared in the dock at the High Court in Glasgow today accused of raping two women.
A promising footballer whose career was wrecked by injury was today jailed for five years for an armed raid on an Aberdeen bookies.
Two women are behind bars after being caught with almost £200,000 of drugs in the flat they shared.
A victim of a north-east football coach who was yesterday jailed for sexually abusing boys has criticised his four-and-a-half year prison sentence.
A north-east football coach who sexually abused young boys was today jailed for four and a half years.
A driver who killed a grandmother in a head-on crash was today jailed for six years.
A driver is to stand trial charged with killing another motorist in a fatal smash.