House blaze killer is victim of a 'miscarriage of justice'

A convicted killer serving a life sentence for the murder of three members of the same family was a victim of a miscarriage of justice, appeal judges heard.

Loading Comments

Robert Jennings, 51, and Scott Snoden, 39, were jailed for life after being found guilty of a fatal fire attack that claimed the lives of Thomas Sharkey Senior, 55, his son Thomas Junior, 21 and daughter Bridget, 8.

Both have launched appeals.

Jennings' counsel Gary Allan QC told the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh that there was not sufficient evidence to place Jennings as the perpetrator.

Mr Allan said: "Whilst there may be a basis for suspicion in this case it does not amount to more than suspicion."

The appeal judges will give a decision at a later date.

Block list

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

Join the #HopeOverFear rally in Freedom Square.




Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

Economy drive was no walk in the park

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.