A 22 year-old Saltcoats woman has become the third person to be jailed in relation to the death of local man Scott Blackwood (pictured) in July of last year.
Georgina Smith was found guilty of culpable
homicide and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Last month two Saltcoats
men – Allan Nicol (36) and Thomas Moore (26) – were convicted of Scott’s
murder. Each received 20 year jail terms.
Jailing Smith last
week, Lord McEwan referred to her having played a part in “a litany of
horrific assaults” on 30 year-old Mr Blackwood. The Judge also spoke of
the “dire” impact the murder has had on Scott’s family.
during a trail at the High Court in Glasgow, the jury heard harrowing
evidence detailing horrific injuries suffered by Scott Blackwood during a
prolonged attack that began in the house of Allan Nicol and ended at
the victim’s home in Wheatley Road, Saltcoats.
The court was told
Mr Blackwood suffered 72 separate injuries, including scalds and
chemical burns, with one expert witness describing how the victim had
been found in a condition resembling someone who had been in a car
Smith showed no emotion as she was led away to begin her sentence.