A woman has appeared in court charged with murder after multiple stabbings at a supported living home in Stirling.
Kellyanne McNaughton was arrested after an incident at Richmond Fellowship’s Craighall Court left three women injured.
Michele Rutherford suffered fatal injuries in the disturbance shortly after 11am on Tuesday.
The 54-year-old, from Stirling, was taken to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital by ambulance where she later died.
Two women, aged 29 and 58, were also injured.
McNaughton, from Stirling, appeared at the city’s Sheriff Court on Thursday charged with murder and two counts of assault to injury.
The 32-year-old made no plea and was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.
She is due to return to court within the next eight days.
The Richmond Fellowship Scotland, an adult mental health and learning disability charity, is commissioned by Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership to provide 24/7 supported accommodation and care for adults at the property on Craighall Street.
A spokesperson told STV News: “We and all of our staff members are deeply saddened over this tragedy.
“Our thoughts are with all those affected at this devastating time.”
A Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership spokesperson said: “Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathies are with this individual’s family and the other people involved in this tragic incident. Support is being offered to those affected.
“As a Police investigation is now under way, we are unable to comment further at this time.”