Docherty guilty of murdering Elaine Doyle

John Docherty was today convicted of murdering Elaine Doyle after hiding his guilt for almost 30 years.

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The Doyle family's 28 year wait for justice finally came to an end today as the guilty verdict was returned.

A jury at the High Court in Edinburgh took just hours to convict the former soldier, 49, of the horrific murder of the 16-year-old in 1986.

The 15 jurors returned a guilty verdict shortly after 4pm in a trial which lasted more than 50 days.

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