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Man cleared of murdering sister and dumping body at road

Jordan Johnstone was acquitted of killing Annalise at the Maggie's Wall Memorial in Perthshire.

Annalise Johnstone: Her body was found at the side of a road.

A man has been cleared of murdering his sister and dumping her body at the side of a road.

Jordan Johnstone was acquitted of killing Annalise at the Maggie’s Wall Memorial near Dunning, Perthshire.

The 22-year-old was said to have suffered a deep puncture wound to her neck which severed vital veins and arteries and caused her to die within a few minutes.

As well as murder, Johnstone had been accused of transporting his sister’s body in a Ford Galaxy from the memorial before leaving her behind a stone dyke at the side of the B8062.

But he was found not proven of murder following a majority decision by a jury.

Angela Newlands, who was also accused, broke down in tears last week after being told there was insufficient evidence to convict her of killing the 22-year-old.


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