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Nicola McKelvie jailed for Daniel McEwan slash killing

Nicola McKelvie Image copyright Spindrift
Image caption Nicola McKelvie slashed Daniel McEwan with a piece of glass

A woman who admitting killing a man by slashing him on the neck with glass has been jailed for five years.

Nicola McKelvie, 24, had been charged with murdering 47-year-old Daniel McEwan at a flat in Glasgow's Knightswood area on 17 June last year.

Prosecutors accepted her guilty plea to the lesser charge of culpable homicide.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that McKelvie launched the fatal attack after Mr McEwan allegedly touched her on the chest.

Jailing her, judge Lady Wise told McKelvie: "Your actions were violent and completely reckless. The victim was left seriously injured lying on the floor."

A previous hearing at the High Court in Glasgow was told that McKelvie had been at another man's flat in the city's Kirkton Avenue, along with Mr McEwan and 31-year-old Ian Fleming, before the attack.

Victim abandoned

It was alleged Mr McEwan - who kept in poor health and rarely left his own home - touched McKelvie on the chest while at the property.

This prompted Fleming to kick the father-of-two before Mr McEwan attempted to leave the flat.

Prosecutor Bill McVicar said McKelvie then followed Mr McEwan out and struck him on the throat with a piece of glass.

A dying Mr McEwan was then abandoned before a resident discovered him.

Paramedics and police were later unable to save him.

McKelvie, also of Kirkton Avenue, was arrested and initially blamed Fleming for the killing.

Fleming was also due to stand trial for murder, but prosecutors instead accepted a guilty plea to assault. He was jailed for nine months.

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