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Man convicted of killing Aberdeen oil worker found dead in prison

Friday November 15th 2019 at 12:17 PM


A man convicted of killing an Aberdeen oil worker has been found dead in prison.

Steven Donaldson

The Evening Telegraph is reporting that Steven Dickie was found by prison officers at HMP Perth earlier today.

The 24-year-old was given a life sentence, with a minimum of 23 years, earlier this year after he was found guilty of murdering Steven Donaldson in Kinnordy Nature Reserve in Angus in June 2017. 

A spokesperson for the Scottish Prisons Service said: “Steven Alexander Dickie, 24, a prisoner at HMP Perth has died.

“Police Scotland have been advised and the matter reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

“A Fatal Accident Inquiry will be held in due course.”

The news comes as his accomplices Tasmin Glass and and Callum Davidson, 24, were preparing to appeal their sentences for their involvement in the murder.

During a five-week trial, the High Court in Edinburgh was told how Glass, who was Steven’s ex-girlfriend, convinced him to go to a play park where he was met by Davidson and Dickie.

The pair drove him to Kinnordy Nature Reserve where they murdered him, before placing his body under his own BMW and torching the car.

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