Man Jailed For Life For Murdering Sister In Sustained Attack

19 July 2017, 12:21

Charles Gordon St Andrews Murder

A man who murdered his sister in a "violent and sustained'' attack has been jailed for life.

Charles Gordon, 52, was found guilty of strangling Elizabeth Bowe in her home in St Andrews, Fife, on September 17 last year.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment and told he must serve at least 17 years before being considered for release.

The High Court in Glasgow heard Ms Bowe died in hospital three days after being attacked.

Gordon, who denied murder, had regularly stayed with his sister at the house in Bobby Jones Place and the pair had been arguing that day.

Later that evening he dialled 999 and told the call handler he had killed his sister.

Nicky Patrick, procurator fiscal for homicide and major crime, said: "This was a violent and sustained assault and took place despite Elizabeth Bowe offering her brother shelter and a place to stay.

"The nature of this crime is thankfully exceedingly rare and some comfort can be taken from the life sentence handed to the accused today.''