Friday, 22 August 2014

Three to stand trial for Saltcoats murder

Three men will stand trial in October charged with the murder of Ardrossan man Sam Johnston (pictured).

Mr Johnston, who was married with a 19-month-old daughter, was killed on October 26 2013 at a flat in Parkend Gardens, Saltcoats.

It is alleged the victim was repeatedly punched on the head and body then stabbed in the chest with a knife or similar instrument.

The three accused – Stuart McCulloch (17) of Saltcoats, Allan Carey (18) from Ardrossan and Glasgow man Fergal Morgan (22) – all deny murder.

The trial is expected to last around 10 days.

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