Figures from the FOI submitted by the Tele reveal almost £250,000 has been spent on legal aid for the perpetrators of some of the area’s worst crimes in recent times.
Lawyers acting for two men who stabbed a Dundee dad to death are exploring a legal technicality in a bid to clear their names.
Residents living near the house where a young father was murdered said they hope the life sentences given to his killers will bring comfort to his family.
A man allegedly killed in a Perthshire house had suffered 15 stab wounds, a trial heard.
Handprints from two Perthshire men accused of murdering Dundee dad-of-five John Donachy were found in blood stains close to his body, the High Court was told.
Two men have denied murdering Dundee father-of-four John Donachy.
A second man has been charged after a Dundee man was found dead in a local home.