Petrol is thrown over Robert Chalmers as he enters a police van
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Allister Gibb pours petrol over girlfriend's murderer

The boyfriend of a murder victim has admitted pouring petrol over her killer and trying to set him on fire with a cigarette lighter.

Allister Gibb, 32, threw the liquid over Robert Chalmers, 59, outside the High Court in Edinburgh in May.

Chalmers had just been convicted of killing Samantha Wright, 24, and dumping her body in a wheelie bin.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard Gibb wanted revenge for her death. He will be sentenced next month.

  • 15 Nov 2011