Friday, 11 April 2014

Woman convicted over Scott Blackwood death

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.

Earlier, 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 crash.

Smith showed no emotion as she was led away to begin her sentence.

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