If the trial and subsequent murder charge conviction of the two individuals, Steven Dickie and Callum Davidson, had taken place in the early 1960s the judge may well have literally donned the “black cap” and passed death sentences when giving judgment on the two males involved.
A church minister in Kirriemuir has welcomed the sentences given to the evil trio responsible for the “heinous and horrible” killing of Steven Donaldson.
Lord Pentland has told two men sentenced for the murder of Abroath man Steven Donaldson they were "cold blooded, violent and unrepentant”.
A man has been acquitted of murdering his sister by repeatedly slashing her throat after a jury found the charge not proven.
Murder accused Jordan Johnstone was caught on CCTV at a Dundee filling station on the morning that his sister Annalise was killed.
Murder accused Angela Newlands appeared “genuinely shocked” when she heard Annalise Johnstone was dead, the High Court in Livingston heard.
A prison inmate has told how a murder accused appeared to brag about stabbing his alleged victim 26 times during a conversation behind bars.
A man accused of murder has denied cutting the throat of an Arbroath oil worker after getting into the back of his car at a Kirriemuir children’s playpark.
A man charged with murder has been accused of making a prison cell confession, boasting he had stabbed “the boy” more than 25 times.
Data from a murder accused’s phone suggests the device travelled from his home to a playpark in the early hours of the day Steven Donaldson’s battered and burned body was found, High Court jurors have heard.
A murder accused was not “taking things seriously” in the early stages of a lengthy police interview which led to him being charged over the killing of Arbroath man Steven Donaldson.
A woman on trial for murder told police her co-accused was “possessive” and “jealous” of the relationship she had with their alleged victim, a court has heard.
Angus man Steven Donaldson’s spinal cord was severed in two places by sharp force blows which caused his death and could have been inficted by an axe or machete, a High Court jury has been told.
A murder accused 'threatened to kill a man and said he would chop his head off with an axe', a court has heard.
An alleged victim of threats by two men facing a charge of murdering oil worker Steven Donaldson has claimed he was told he was “getting it” by the pair.
A jury in the trial of a woman and two men accused of murdering Angus oil worker Steven Donaldson has been shown graphic images of the 27-year-old lying dead beside his burned out BMW in the car park of an Angus nature reserve.
Dundee man Arran Fender has been jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of the killing of Gary McMillan, by a jury at the High Court in Edinburgh.
A man who stabbed a former friend to death during a knife fight has been found guilty of culpable homicide.
A murder accused sobbed in court as he described the moment he stabbed a former friend to death.
The mother of a Dundee man on trial for murder has admitted disposing of his blood-splattered clothes.