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Lord Richard Keen pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay a £1,000 fine at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in March 2017. The former chairman of the Scottish Conservative Party, who was made a life peer in 2015, said he forgot to secure the gun as he was intending to clean it. Tom Forster QC, representing the Bar Standards Board, said his conviction amounted to professional misconduct as it could reduce trust in barristers and also had posed a potential risk to the public.
Last week, they cleared White of murdering Mr Monckton but found him guilty of manslaughter. Earlier today, the home secretary, Charles Clarke, announced that he had asked for an urgent investigation into the events surrounding Mr Monckton' s murder .
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Thehas walked free from court after being cleared of ordering her cousin to she believed had broken into her home.
Judge Lord Matthews threw out the case against, a mother-of-three, on Thursday after hearing legal submissions from her QC Brian McConnachie.
He told Mrs Threshie, who had a murder charge hanging over her head for two years: “I have acquitted you and the Crown are not appealing that. You are free to go.”
Mrs Threshie, 37, of Cloan Crescent, Bishopbriggs, denied killing Frederick McGettigan at his home at Clelland Crescent, Bishopbriggs, on August 6 2017.
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The 45-year-old was remanded into custody Timothy Graham was killed in an alleged stabbing at his home in Enterprise Court in Bangor after 1am on Thursday.
Both defendants were cleared of murder after the Old Bailey jury deliberated over two days. Security officers packed into court and Judge Anthony Leonard QC called for silence while the The Connors had been drinking in the car on the way home and stopped off at the services to buy more beer.
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She was accused of giving her cousin Kirk McIntyre, who is serving life for his murder, the name and address of Mr McGettigan and inciting and encouraging him to perpetrate serious violence.
It was alleged that she did so because she believed Mr McGettigan had broken into her home on July 29 or 30, 2017, and stolen items.
At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews said: “With some hesitation I have formed the view there is just enough evidence that Kirk McIntyre committed the murder.
“As far as Mrs Threshie the evidence makes it plain that she at some point communicated the name and address to Mr McIntyre.”
But Lord Matthews said that did not show she intended any harm to come to Mr McGettigan and added: “There is simply no way the jury could have reached that conclusion. The fact that she had the name and address is not enough.”
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Earlier prosecutor Iain McSporran QC withdrew the murder charge and changed it to culpable homicide.
But then Mr McConnachie put forward his no case to answer argument which he won.
Mr McConnachie said: “The only evidence we have about someone having an animus against housebreakers is Mr McIntyre. There is nothing to suggest Mrs Threshie wanted harm to come to anyone.
“There is no evidence that Joanne Threshie did what is libelled against her.”
Mr McSporran argued: “It is all to do with context.”
Referring to the giving of the name and address to McIntyre, he said: "It was the lighting of the touch paper and can anyone properly be surprised when an explosion occurs. He was a violent man aggrieved by what happened to a valued family member.
“On the evidence Mr McGettigan had nothing whatsoever to do with this housebrekaing.”
During the legal submissions Lord Matthews said: “Why would a man who had carried out a housebreaking go along to a police station and hand in a handbag. It's quite worrying that constitutes Police Scotland's thinking.”
The High Court in Glasgow has heard that Mr McGettigan found a handbag near to the Stables Bar on the canal between Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch and handed it in at Kirkintilloch police station in the early hours of July 30, 2017.
His name and details were then passed on to Mrs Threshie's husband William, who was a serving police officer at the time. Officers also told him they considered Mr McGettigan's actions 'dodgy.”
In evidence Mr Threshie said he never passed on that information to his wife, but she overheard it while he was on the phone to a police colleague.
Family and friends of Mr McGettigan made no comment as they left court.
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A husband burned his wife of 30 years to death at their chip shop by pouring scalding hot cooking oil over her, a court has heard. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Geoffrey Bran, 71, allegedly murdered his wife Mavis Bran, 69, with a deep fat fryer at the Chipoteria in Hermon, Carmarthenshire, following arguments between the pair.Swansea Crown Court was today told Mrs Bran suffered severe burns to her body after her husband allegedly pushed or threw one of three fryers on top of her.Mrs Bran died in hospital six days after the alleged incident in Wales in October last year.