Published On: Mon, Nov 18th, 2013

Man jailed for Haghill murder

Patterson sentenced to life for murder of Paul Cunningham

At the High Court at Glasgow today Stuart Arron Patterson was sentenced for the murder of Paul Cunningham in Glasgow in January of this year after being found guilty of the crime on 13 September 2013.

Patterson (27) was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a punishment part of 18 years, for the murder and 3 years for being concerned in the supplying of drugs.

Kimberley Lucy Reid (25) was also sentenced today for her part in stealing cannabis plants and leaves from Mr Cunningham’s property and for being concerned in the supplying of cannabis.

On 8 February 2013 at Mr Cunningham’s flat in Haghill Patterson assaulted Mr Cunningham by repeatedly striking him with a golf club. The pair then left the flat with a quantity of cannabis plants and cannabis leaves.

John Dunn, Procurator Fiscal for the West of Scotland, said:-”This was a vicious premeditated assault by Patterson whose intention was to rob and attack Mr Cunningham in what should have been the safety of his own home.

“As prosecutors we are committed to tackling all violent crime, particularly where the use of weapons is concerned.”

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