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Glasgow pub killer found guilty after re-trial

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Image caption Shepherd will be sentenced next month

A man has been convicted of murder for a second time over a fatal stabbing at a pub in Glasgow.

David Shepherd, 32, attacked 47-year-old James Hawthorn in the Gantry Bar, Shettleston, in October 2007.

His original life sentence, imposed in July 2008, was quashed after a judge wrongly directed a jury to ignore defence claims of provocation.

A jury found him guilty of murdering Mr Hawthorn after a re-trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

Shepherd was originally jailed for a minimum of 15 years after the first trial at the same court.

He could now face a longer minimum term due to a recent recommendation by senior judges that knife murderers be locked up for at least 16 years.

Judge Mark Stewart QC will pass sentence when Shepherd returns to court next month.

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