Monday, 24 Jun 2024

Man who launched sex attack and then strangled his own sister to death jailed

A man who strangled his sister to death in a “depraved” attack has been jailed for life.

Connor Gibson, 21, was found guilty of attacking his sister, Amber Gibson, in woodland, removing her clothes, sexually assaulting with the intention of raping her, inflicting blunt force trauma to her head and body, and strangling her.

He was handed a life sentence and ordered to spend a minimum of 22 years behind bars before he can be considered for parole when he was sentenced at the High Court in Livingston on Monday.

Stephen Corrigan, 45, who was found guilty of attempting to defeat the ends of justice and breach of the peace by intimately touching and concealing Amber’s body after discovering her at some point in the following two days, instead of contacting the emergency services, was also sentenced. He was jailed for nine years.

Judge Lord Mulholland described the crime, which happened in woodland in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, on November 26, 2021 as “depraved”.

Amber, 16, was reported missing on the evening of November 26 and her body was discovered in Cadzow Glen, Hamilton, two days later at 10.10am.

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