Glasgow & West Scotland

Gunman who got wrong house dies in Edinburgh prison

James Sneddon

A man who tried to kill a woman in a case of mistaken identity has died in prison.

James Sneddon, 35, was jailed in 2009 for a gun attack at a house in Cardonald in Glasgow.

He was convicted of attempting to murder Donna Marie Naismith by shooting at her front door after mistaking her house for that of a neighbour.

The Scottish Prison Service said a fatal accident inquiry would be held into his death at HMP Edinburgh.

A spokesman said: "Police Scotland have been advised and the matter will be reported to the procurator fiscal. Next of kin have been informed and a fatal accident inquiry may be held in due course."

The High Court in Glasgow heard that Mrs Naismith feared she was going to die during the incident.

The shooting came days after Sneddon threatened two policemen with a gun.

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