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Woman gets life term for killing pensioner

A 41 year old woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment and told she will serve a minimum 21 years for murdering a pensioner in Fife.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard that on 5 January 2016, Sandra Weir carried out a frenzied attack on 82-year old Mary Logie in her own home. She beat her repeatedly, and so severely, that she died from her injuries.

Evidence was also led that Weir had been stealing items and cash from Mary Logie as far back as 2010 and that she had used her victims’ bank card to take money from her bank account.

Speaking following the sentencing, Nicky Patrick, Procurator Fiscal for Homicide and Major Crime, said:

"Sandra Weir was a frequent visitor to Mary‘s home and was considered as a long-time friend which makes this all the more shocking.

"Even after committing the crime she showed no remorse.

“Thankfully crimes of this nature are rare and I hope all those who knew Mary can take some comfort from knowing that her killer has been brought to justice.” ENDS Additional Information

Sandra Weir ,also known as Sandra Gaughan, (DOB 11/05/1975) from Leven, was convicted of the following charges on 15 December following trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Murder Theft Theft by Opening Lockfast Place – ATM