A JUDGE told a killer he had caused family "indescribable suffering" as she jailed him for 28 years.

Andrew Wallace murdered a vulnerable woman and dismembered her body has been jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 28 years behind bars.

Wallace, 42, murdered 47-year-old Julie Reilly at her flat in the Govan area of Glasgow in February 2018 and then cut off her legs with a knife before disposing of her remains.

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Her femur bones were found at two separate locations in the city but the rest of her body has not been recovered.

Wallace pleaded guilty to murdering Ms Reilly and attempting to defeat the ends of justice, at an earlier court hearing.

Judge Lady Rae sentenced Wallace to life imprisonment when he appeared at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday and said he must serve 28 years before he is eligible to apply for parole.

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Lady Rae said: "You have pleaded guilty to the murder of a vulnerable brain damaged lady who took you into her home, though it's unclear how you carried out this evil and despicable act because you dismembered the body and it's unclear where her remains are, apart from her legs which were recovered by chance.

"The last sighting of this lady was 6 February 2018.

"What is particularly chilling is that on 30 December 2017 you claimed carer's allowance on the basis that you were looking after the deceased and in mid January you sent a text to a friend asking how to assassinate someone and keep your hands clean.

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"These statements present a clear indication that what you intended to do to this poor lady was premeditated."

She said Wallace has caused "indescribable suffering" to Ms Reilly's family and that this is continuing because they have not been able to give her a dignified funeral.

She added: "You are in my view a dangerous man who has a considerable propensity for violence."

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