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Martin Trusdale jailed for killing father in Glasgow

Martin Trusdale
Image caption Martin Trusdale kicked and stamped on his father during the attack

A man who killed his father after an argument over a pet dog has been jailed for four years and 10 months.

Martin Trusdale, 29, admitted the culpable homicide of Martin Trusdale Snr at the 55-year-old's flat in Pollokshaws, Glasgow, last April.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how he kicked and stamped on his father after they argued about who owned the dog, which had died in an accident.

Judge Lady Stacey described the attack as a "tragedy".

The court heard how neighbours could hear an argument from the victim's flat in Wellgreen Court, Pollokshaws, on 5 April last year.

Significant injuries

After the attack, Trusdale from Shawholm Crescent, also Pollokshaws, fled the the flat before going back later that day.

On his return, he dialled 999 claiming his dad had fallen, but was still breathing.

The court was told that Mr Trusdale Snr was probably dead by the time the call was made.

He was later found to have suffered significant blunt force injuries to his face, neck and chest.

Police launched a murder inquiry and arrested Trusdale three weeks later.

Jailing him, Lady Stacey told Trusdale: "It is accepted that this is a tragedy. Violence erupted with terrible consequences.

"You know that you will have to live with this for the rest of your life - the death of your own father."

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