Malcolm Webster murder case: Brother erects new memorial
- 27 May 2012
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
The brother of a woman murdered by her husband has erected a new memorial to her in Aberdeenshire.
Malcolm Webster, from Surrey, was jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering Claire Morris in north east Scotland in 1994.
The headstone on her grave, which still had her married name and referred to a "dear wife", was later removed.
Her brother Peter Morris said he was pleased Aberdeenshire Council had allowed him to erect a new memorial.
Sunday was the 18th anniversary of the death of Ms Morris.
Webster was convicted of murdering Ms Morris, 32, who was originally from Kent, in a faked car crash before staging a similar attempt in New Zealand on a second bride.
Trial judge Lord Bannatyne told him that the murder of Ms Morris was "cold-blooded, brutal and callous".
He set fire to the vehicle with his unconscious wife inside it before later receiving an insurance pay-out.
Webster denied the offences and stood trial at the High Court in Glasgow last year.
He has launched an appeal against conviction and challenged the 30-year term as excessive.