'Ginger' jibe knife killer caged

A CALLOUS killer slashed a neighbour's throat with a large butcher's knife after being taunted with jibes about his ginger hair.

Loading Comments
Share
Print

Labourer Alan Storie, 26, was convicted of murdering David Findlay on June 29, last year, in Toryglen Road, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire.

Today at the High Court in Glasgow judge Lord Bonomy sentenced Storie to life imprisonment and

ordered him to serve at least 16 years before

being eligible for parole.

Storie later told police who arrested him: "He'll never call me a ginger-heided b****** in his life again."

The High Court in Glasgow was shown CCTV footage taken at Cathcart police station, which revealed Storie making the remark.

Mr Findlay died in a pool of blood. His windpipe was cut through and his carotid artery and jugular vein were severed in the savage attack. Jailing Storie judge Lord Bonomy told him: "Nothing I've heard here or during the trial can begin to explain the callous and vindictive attack on

David Findlay, essentially slashing him outside his own home."

The court heard that a row developed after Storie went to see if Mr Findlay wanted to play computer games with him and was asked to leave. In the past the two men had played together.

Both men had words outside the block of flats at 2.10am, which included Mr Findlay making derogatory remarks about the colour of Stories's hair. The Crown say it was at this point the fatal blow was struck and Mr Findlay crawled back upstairs, dying outside his flat.

But Storie claimed that he didn't slash Mr Findlay outside the flats. He alleged that they went inside and minutes later Mr Findlay banged on his door repeatedly. Storie said he looked out of his spyhole and thought Mr Findlay had a dagger - although no weapon was ever found.

Storie told the jury he went to his kitchen, grabbed a large butcher's knife, opened the door and slashed Mr Findlay on the neck.

The gaping wound, caused massive blood loss and Mr Findlay, 41, collapsed.

Storie left his flat, taking the murder weapon with him. At 3am he phoned his gran and told her: "I think I've murdered a boy. I tried to get him on the face and I think I got him on the neck."

In evidence dad-of-one Storie admitted slashing Mr Findlay, but claimed he was acting in self-defence.

He said: "I just wanted to get him away from my door."

Advocate depute

David Taylor, prosecuting, revealed that Storie has 20 previous convictions, including ones for assault, domestic violence and police assault.

Defence QC Frances McMenamin told the court that Storie was bullied at school because of his hair colour.

She added: "These experiences have clearly had a profound impact on him."

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.

149363

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

Wish you were here reader, I’m lapping up with sun with me in my bikini and Tommy in his 1980s style trunks

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
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

Ah the Glassgow banter, you just canne beat it.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

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