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Teenager Reece Munro sentenced over Buckie death

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Image caption The attack happened in 2012

A teenager has been sentenced to four years in custody for culpable homicide after the death of a man in Buckie.

Reece Munro, 19, was convicted after 66-year-old James Robson was attacked in 2012 and died almost a year later.

Munro's stepfather Garry Munro was previously jailed for life for the murder of Mr Robson. Both men had previously been jailed for attempted murder in the case.

Reece Munro was sentenced at the High Court in Livingston.

Fresh proceedings were raised against the pair after Mr Robson's death.

Andy Shanks, the High Court procurator fiscal for the North of Scotland, said after the sentencing: "The accused carried out an unprovoked and violent attack on their neighbour in his own home.

"His death 11 months later was proven to be directly linked to that attack, and I am pleased that justice has now been served."

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