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Yvonne Lambert 'screamed I'm a murderer' court hears

A woman accused of killing a former partner shouted at police "I'm a murderer, I'm a murderer", a detective has told her trial in Inverness.

Yvonne Lambert, 34, of Inverness, denies killing David McLaughlin, 44, at his home in the city in July 2010.

Det Con Christopher Macleod was called to the scene and he told the court Ms Lambert asked him a number of times if Mr McLaughlin was dead.

The officer said that he told her he did not know.

Det Con Macleod, 31, told the High Court in Inverness: "Then she started screaming 'I'm a murderer, I'm a murderer'."

Pathologist Dr Rosslyn Rankin, 55, told the court that she did not think the stab wound suspected of killing Mr McLaughlin could have been inflicted accidentally.

She said Mr McLaughlan died from a single stab wound to the left side of his chest.

Ms Lambert faces further allegations she attempted to defeat the ends of justice by cleaning her hands and knives of blood.

She denies all the charges. The trial before Lady Stacey continues.

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