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Killer jailed over stabbing death in Toryglen

Alexander Duffin
Image caption Alexander Duffin died from stab wounds to the chest

A convicted killer who stabbed a man to death while out of prison on licence has been jailed for at least 25 years.

Richard McMillan stabbed Alexander Duffin, 41, in the chest in the Toryglen area of Glasgow in May.

The 29-year-old attacked Mr Duffin because there was "bad feeling" between them, the court heard.

McMillan was first convicted of murder at the age of 16, after kicking a man to death in 1998. He was released on licence in July 2004.

Jurors at the High Court in Glasgow convicted McMillan of murdering Mr Duffin at a footpath near to Toryglen Road on 9 May.

Judge John Morris told him: "The jury have convicted you of murder and there's only one sentence appropriate, life.

"It remains for me to determine the punishment part of your sentence and standing your previous conviction that must be substantial."

McMillan was detained without limit of time in January 1998 after he celebrated his 16th birthday by kicking 53-year-old Thomas Stronge to death in Western Avenue, Rutherglen.

At that time, the High Court in Glasgow heard that McMillan stamped on his victim with such force that he left the imprint of his trainers on the man's face.

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