The sentencing of a Dundee murderer who attempted to kill again after his release from prison has been delayed.
Robbie McIntosh was due to be sentenced today at the High Court in Glasgow.
However, this has been deferred as the Crown applies for an Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR).
An OLR provides for the lifelong supervision of high-risk, violent, and sexual offenders.
He will be given his sentence next year, although no date has been set.
McIntosh, 31, who received a life sentence aged 16 in 2002 for the murder of Anne Nicoll, admitted brutally attacking Linda McDonald in Templeton Woods on August 7, repeatedly striking her on the head with a dumbbell.
After his latest conviction, his victim’s husband slammed the Scottish Prison Service for releasing the murderer.
Outside the High Court in Edinburgh, Matthew McDonald said: “Given his past conviction for a brutal murder I can’t believe the Scottish Prison Service deemed that this sick individual, who attempted to murder my wife, was allowed to be in the public domain.”