A heroin addict boyfriend who murdered 14-year-old schoolgirl Caroline Glachan in 1996 has been jailed for life.
Robert O’Brien and Andrew Kelly were found guilty of killing the teenager, who was O’Brien’s girlfriend, in August 1996 following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow last month.
Donna Marie Brand, 44, was also found guilty of the schoolgirl’s murder but was unable to be sentenced on Monday as she was in hospital with a respiratory infection and will be sentenced in March, the court heard.
The jury heard the trio had arranged to meet Caroline at a bridge beside the River Leven, between Renton and Bonhill in West Dunbartonshire, on August 25.
They then repeatedly punched, kicked and threw bricks or other similar items at her, causing blunt force trauma to her head and body.
She was then pushed or fell into undergrowth and her body was discovered in the river at Place of Bonhill, Renton, later that same day, which was also her mother’s 40th birthday.
O’Brien and Kelly were today jailed for life when they appeared for sentencing at the High Court in Glasgow.
O’Brien, 45, was ordered to serve a minimum of 22 years behind bars, while Kelly, 44, was ordered to serve a minimum of 18 years.