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26 years for Montrose murder

A 40 year old man has been sentenced to serve at least 26 years in prison following the murder of a woman in Montrose.

Steven Jackson was found guilty last month of murdering Kimberley McKenzie and today, at the High Court in Livingston, he was given a mandatory life term for the killing.

Jackson was also found guilty, along with 29 year old Michelle Higgins, of attempting to defeat the ends of justice by attempting to dispose of the body.

Higgins was told she would serve 8 years.

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

“This was a wicked criminal act carried out with total disregard for human life.

“Steven Jackson’s attempts to cover up his crime only made the distressing details of this case even worse.

“This was a challenging forensic investigation that required specialist skills from police and prosecutors to piece together the full picture of what happened to Kimberley McKenzie.”