Glasgow & West Scotland

Christopher and Darren McLaughlin stabbed mother's partner

Two brothers have admitted stabbing their mother's partner after suspecting him of being violent towards her.

Christopher and Darren McLaughlin attacked 48-year-old Kevin McCartney at his flat in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, in October 2010.

The victim - who was a qualified intensive care nurse - later died due to "catastrophic" medical treatment.

The brothers faced a murder charge but the Crown accepted their plea to the reduced charge of attempted murder.

Sentence was deferred until next month.

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