Kevin Scott, Morain Scott and Amy Scott
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World's End murders: Families 'finally have justice'

The jury at the High Court in Livingston has found 69-year-old Angus Sinclair guilty of the rape and murder of teenagers Helen Scott and Christine Eadie in October 1977.

He will now almost certainly die in prison. Sinclair is the first man to be tried following a change in the law abandoning the ancient principle of double jeopardy and allowed a second trial.

Speaking outside the court, Kevin Scott, Helen's brother, said this new legislation was her legacy: "Decades after their deaths, Helen and Christine's legacy is to have changed Scotland's justice system for the better.

"Politicians came together for Helen and Christine. The introduction of the double jeopardy amendment will prevent other families suffering the way we have."

  • 14 Nov 2014