South Scotland

Dumfries woman gave friend fatal heroin injection

Fiona Campbell
Image caption Fiona Campbell was found guilty of causing her friend's death

A woman has been convicted of killing a friend by injecting him with heroin.

Fiona Campbell, 33, of Lockerbie Road, Dumfries, was found guilty of supplying and administering the drug to Daniel Coates, 48, in the town in 2007.

The court heard she injected Mr Coates twice, who died as a result of the heroin and alcohol he had consumed.

She had denied being responsible for causing his death but a jury at the High Court in Glasgow returned a majority guilty verdict.

The court heard that Campbell, a drug user, had moved into Mr Coates's home six weeks before his death and had introduced him to heroin.

On the day he died she injected him with the drug at 1400 BST and gave him another dose later in the evening.

Advocate depute Bernard Ablett, prosecuting, told the court Campbell had one previous conviction for possession of heroin.

Temporary judge Michael O'Grady QC deferred sentence until 22 September and granted her bail.

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