Glasgow & West Scotland

Francisco Roselli jailed for life for murdering William McKenzie

A man convicted of murder over an apparent revenge attack in Glasgow has been jailed for life.

Francisco Roselli, 31, stabbed 56-year-old William McKenzie in the heart after chasing him through the city's Knightswood area last November.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that Roselli was awaiting sentence for a separate assault charge at the time.

Temporary judge John Beckett QC ordered him to serve a minimum of 15 years before being eligible for parole.

During his trial, Roselli claimed that he had acted under provocation.

The court heard claims that Roselli had been assaulted by Mr McKenzie before he went after the 56-year-old.

Mr McKenzie sustained 12 wounds in the stabbing in Rotherwood Avenue, Knightswood, on 15 November 2011.

Judge Beckett said he accepted Roselli had shown remorse, but told him it had been "a vicious and sustained attack".

He added that the death of Mr McKenzie had caused "real grief - particularly to his elderly mother".

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